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Home Buyers Survey in Ladywell

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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 Ladywell

    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 Ladywell

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

    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 Ladywell

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Ladywell and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Ladywell property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Ladywell property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Ladywell Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Ladywell, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does the Property Survey cover this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific issues include soil swelling. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as a sticking door in the bathroom. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a home close to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including inert waste material. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health concerns like birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Ladywell surveyors will flag up structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Lewisham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Ladywell include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the survey. To properly appraise the valuation the surveyor will use local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions, for example there are no dangerous materials.

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. It will be assumed that there is an absence of any costly legal issues for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Ladywell area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to Ladywell environmental issues like mining activity, which will also be factored in.