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Home Buyers Survey in Hockley

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hockley

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hockley

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hockley) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hockley

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Hockley

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Hockley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Hockley property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Hockley property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Hockley Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor look out for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Hockley which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to a smooth stone like appearance. It is highly attractive and is found on Georgian buildings. It is similar to plaster and mortar. Stucco is often problematic and Hockley Building Surveys can report defects such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues could result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Remedying Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the home surveyor inquire into flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million homes are at risk of flooding, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a residential property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a residential property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The chartered surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would be advised to on guard for when planning to buy a building in Hockley in conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils. Hockley surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing they have on the property and its value. The value of homes is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of them retaining original features. However a large number have fallen into a state for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors are expected report if the property might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Hockley Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unauthorised modifications to the property will also be reported, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Giles Wilson are a local firm situated at 5 Roche Close, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PX might be prepared to advise further. Tel: