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Home Buyers Survey in Leicester Forest East

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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 Leicester Forest East

    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 Leicester Forest East

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Leicester Forest East) 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 Leicester Forest East

    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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Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey inspect?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.