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Home Buyers Survey in Lampeter

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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 Lampeter

    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 Lampeter

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

    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 Lampeter

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Lampeter and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Lampeter property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Lampeter property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Lampeter Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1989-built apartment in Lampeter and saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the garage. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property., or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it necessary to upgrade to full structural survey prior to buying a defective, forties purpose built flat in Lampeter?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now named a Building Survey. This is now the most appropriate RICS survey when buying an unconventional home e.g. a period flat. A Building Survey will give notable advice in relation to the buildings construction as well as any technical details, shortly after a thorough inspection of the accessible areas. Over and above house surveys, flat conversions involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and as a result the surveyor is only authorised look at the actual flat, though he may provide detail on shared sections of the property for example the drains. For a more detailed survey comparison see the following article.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Lampeter - What should we do about roof repairs?

Houses in Lampeter in otherwise fine condition may be exposed to difficulties with the roof, for example, bad drainage. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to gables. The chartered surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Fixing a leaking roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Landfill site near home

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

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. domestic waste disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveys in Lampeter will examine structural issues resulting from the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Ceredigion Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Other external areas of the property

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Lampeter property what could a an amber light rating mean for 'E9 - Other' ?

In Lampeter, an example may be rot and insect damage to a porch or conservatory's structure. This category is used for external elements that require reporting that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the house or flat in question will need some work, but this may not be urgent. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.