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Home Buyers Survey in Kings Langley

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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 Kings Langley

    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 Kings Langley

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

    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 Kings Langley

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Kings Langley and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Kings Langley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Kings Langley property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Kings Langley House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I spend a bit more on full structural survey before buying an abandoned period home in Kings Langley?

Structural surveys have been renamed as Building Surveys. If you are buying an unconventional Kings Langley property e.g. an older house - this is the most appropriate choice. This non prescribed format of report summarises often crucial details about the buildings state of repair in addition to any defects a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas. There are one or two limitations with any residential survey because a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the Kings Langley house, an example being the removing roof space contents. Boundary walls and fences will also be checked out during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the building survey check signs of flooding?

Flooding in Kings Langley can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and house purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

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

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Kings Langley that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. The coating is highly attractive and is common on some Regency properties. It is very like plaster in its constituency. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Kings Langley frequently reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped moisture resulting in the surface falling away

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when the stucco is taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Kings Langley residential property, can you give some examples of an amber light rating defects impacting roof coverings?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Kings Langley are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give purchasers a clear understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. If a residence does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. As part of Section E2, these elements will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. A brittle asphalt roof is an example.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the vendor has told us that it has been built with Wooton stone. What potential issues must we watch out for, and what does the survey cover?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including delamination affect many stone-walled property. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Kings Langley should be able to supply local stone.