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Home Buyers Survey in Holsworthy

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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 Holsworthy

    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 Holsworthy

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

    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 Holsworthy

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Holsworthy and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Holsworthy property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Holsworthy property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Holsworthy House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco Victorian semi detached home in Holsworthy.

Stucco is a smooth and flat solid render. Normally stucco is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian and Georgian properties. It used to contain lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Holsworthy surveyors can highlight any number of problems like trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues may include when the render is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a building next to Mouldens and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: domestic refuse disposal. A huge number of sites affect many thousands of people in England including Holsworthy. Risks include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Holsworthy RICS surveyors will note structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Torridge Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Holsworthy Holsworthy surveyor check indications of flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of residents in Holsworthy and across the country, 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, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Holsworthy area likely to affect the home also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it best to opt for a full structural survey prior to purchasing a neglected period converted flat in Holsworthy?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a mid century or later unmodified Holsworthy property of normal construction materials. A Building Survey is the most advisable one to go for in relation to the flat described. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive inspection of the inside and outside of the flat, the chartered surveyors report will be posted and emailed to the prospective buyer going through thorough and crucial insight on the construction of the flat.

There are certain caveats exist with a Building Survey as the surveyor is not authorised open up the fabric of the property or assess heating installations. Also flats involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and the surveyor will only go over the area within identifiable boundary of the flat, the surveyor may also outline information about other parts like commonly accessible roof spaces. For a table containing a survey comparison please read here.

Conservation area

Are there any things I need to consider if purchasing an extended house in Holsworthy in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local council.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local factors and the relation may have with the home. House prices are usually higher which is down to them retaining their original character. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the house looks to be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unapproved developments to the building should be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

Chimney stacks

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Holsworthy what could a Condition rating 3 mean for 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Elements of the property covered by this section are visually inspected using binoculars if the roof is hard to access. A settling or leaning chimney, for example, is included in Section E.

Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Holsworthy house's construction.