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Home Buyers Survey in Ingatestone

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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 Ingatestone

    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 Ingatestone

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

    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 Ingatestone

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ingatestone and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Ingatestone property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Ingatestone property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Ingatestone Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1840s Ingatestone property with stone walls. Which major related issues should we consider?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Golconda Dolomitic Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Problems which impact stone-built Ingatestone properties can vary greatly, with issues like deteriorating mortar being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Ingatestone are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

For more information, consider a stonemason or specialist in Ingatestone. For example, Capital Stone Casting Ltd at Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, CM4 9NR.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a home in Ingatestone. Will the Ingatestone Building Survey look into this?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for home owners. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Ingatestone surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Ingatestone property will include an independent valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. In order to determine an accurate value estimate the surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the Ingatestone market and other considerations about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The valuer will also consider materials used and use key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, such as use of parking or services, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like pig farms, which will also be factored in.