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Home Buyers Survey in Leigh On Sea

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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 Leigh On Sea

    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 Leigh On Sea

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Leigh On Sea) 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 Leigh On Sea

    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 Leigh On Sea

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Leigh On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Leigh On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Leigh On Sea property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Leigh On Sea Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we should look out for when planning to buy a house in Leigh On Sea in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by local authorities. Surveyors in Leigh On Sea need to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any connection may have with the building. Prices is generally more than prices outside the area owing to them retaining their original character.

Property surveyors are trained to tell you if the property is/might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your solicitor. Unconsented changes that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the lawyer. Francis Thatcher & Co are based in 44-46 Broadway, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1AH will be prepared help you with further information. Tel: 01702 471000

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying an older property in Leigh On Sea? Will the age of the house be a concern?

Many buyers have considered buying a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. The age of a structure, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Leigh On Sea houses built with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your Leigh On Sea surveyor for more information.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Leigh On Sea, what warnings would a surveyor in Leigh On Sea give for property built from brick?

Brick-constructed houses in Leigh On Sea feature several advantages over structures built with irregular stone, but they can also experience a range of defects. Any such issues ought to be reported on. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. B Lynch Brickworks may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 439 Lightbowne Rd, Manchester, M40 0HW or 07811 165808.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. For example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.