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Home Buyers Survey in Knowle

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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 Knowle

    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 Knowle

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

    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 Knowle

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Knowle and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Knowle property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Knowle property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance brings up bad memories for us - What does the home surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Knowle properties in good condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer wet rot, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A roofing specialist with a good reference should be able to assist with a quote. Contact Wroxall Roofing of 7 Wroxall Road, Solihull, B91 1DR on 0121-705 1889 for a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the mid 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? Does a Knowle HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Knowle home will have an impact. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.