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Home Buyers Survey in Langford

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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 Langford

    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 Langford

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

    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 Langford

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Langford and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Langford property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Langford property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Langford Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller mentioned subsidence has been a problem. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Buyers in Langford should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In general, homes in Langford are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I am hoping to move into, it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will a Langford survey write anything on the electrics?

When performing a Building Survey in Langford your RICS surveyor should add detail on the electrical system if it looks like they are in a dangerous state of repair. The RICS surveyor is required to focus on potential areas for concern such as confirming the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Langford.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise a periodic test is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).