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Home Buyers Survey in Kelvedon

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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 Kelvedon

    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 Kelvedon

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

    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 Kelvedon

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Kelvedon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Kelvedon property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the Kelvedon property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Kelvedon property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Kelvedon Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Kelvedon.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is highly beautiful and is often found on Georgian properties. Specialists say that it is almost exactly the same as plaster. Stucco is often problematic and Kelvedon Building Surveys can focus on defects for example, when it is exposed to driving rain which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems could result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Kelvedon Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall)

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement cost. To estimate the value of the property your chartered surveyor will take into account awareness of the Kelvedon property market and other factors about the property e.g. style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use key assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there is an absence of any costly legal issues e.g. consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, such as use of parking or services, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Kelvedon? Will the Property Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Kelvedon property. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Kelvedon property's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Kelvedon surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.