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Home Buyers Survey in Kingswood

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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 Kingswood

    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 Kingswood

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

    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 Kingswood

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Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Kingswood and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Kingswood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Kingswood property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Kingswood Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder said subsidence might be a problem affecting the property. What subsidence information does the Kingswood Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In addition, some homes in Kingswood are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a conversion with Forest of Dean stone walls. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

From Swaledale Fossil Limestone to Brown Woodkirk Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like cracks will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Kingswood 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. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

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 Kingswood should be able to supply local stone.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Kingswood, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the living room. What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Kingswood house may not be asked by the lawyer. This concern should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.