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Home Buyers Survey in Hove

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 Hove

    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 Hove

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

    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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Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hove and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hove property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hove property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Hove Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence is worth checking. What subsidence issues does the Hove Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Often, homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will wash soil away from the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a property surveyor inquire into possible flood damage?

It is estimated that over two million properties are exposed to flooding, and property purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the home survey may advise appropriate repairs.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.