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Home Buyers Survey in Kegworth

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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 Kegworth

    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 Kegworth

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

    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 Kegworth

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Kegworth and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

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

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Kegworth property's state of repair and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Kegworth Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Kegworth, and will the home surveyor check flooding, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office). Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. 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.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a property near to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. non-hazardous waste. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include complex organic chemicals. Health concerns like cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will notice structural problems linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to Erewash Local Authority and advise you .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Kegworth, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can a HomeBuyer Report consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the bedroom to a difficult-to-open bedroom window. A Kegworth surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this Kegworth house needs work. What are the possible consequences? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Kegworth brick-walled property can show signs of diverse problems, including moisture damage and horizontal cracking. An especially severe issue is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Phase Brickworks Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 020 8555 9991 or 65 Woodford Rd, London, E7 0DJ.

For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.