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Home Buyers Survey in Hollywood

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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 Hollywood

    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 Hollywood

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hollywood) 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 Hollywood

    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 Hollywood

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hollywood and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Hollywood property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Hollywood property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hollywood Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will a Building Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Hollywood buyers. Issues range from groundwater level variations to soil movement, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Signs like a difficult-to-open lounge window or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of pests in the hallway. What advice should we get?

Hollywood purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. An affected house may not always be easy to identify. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Treatment for vermin may include professional cleaning or destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Hollywood RICS surveyor check for indications of flooding?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams can cause floods, and owning a residential property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. The property survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house in Hollywood or on adjacent sites. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I need to look out for when buying an extended house in Hollywood in a conservation area?

There are thousands of conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Your surveyor need to possess sufficient knowledge of local area factors and the effect they have with the home. The value of homes will probably be higher as a result of them being largely unspoilt However many areas have fallen into shoddy condition for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Property surveyors can be expected to advise you if the home could be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Hollywood Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building will also be noted but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.