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Home Buyers Survey in Laceby

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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 Laceby

    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 Laceby

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Laceby and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Laceby property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Laceby property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Laceby House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Laceby home what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

For a Laceby property, one example could be rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Laceby residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Elements of the Laceby residence which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1, but maintenance may still be necessary. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor advise on the state of the gas heaters?

A will locate and visually look at any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the gas pipe route as part of the Laceby survey, in addition to gas connected appliances or installations, for instance ventilation of flue (if blocked). Should there be any external fittings or housings they will not be taken off. Needless to say, gas can be dangerous and if there are any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Lincolnshire based local firms include JPL Plumbing & Heating of 48 Archer Road, Waltham, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Tel. 07952 309141 and Arkay Plumbing of 62A Brigsley Road, Waltham, Grimsby, South Humberside Tel. 07936 800209.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed a gap below the skirting board in the lounge when we last viewed the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be remedied quite easily. Often, homes in Laceby are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a wall surface, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Laceby surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.