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Home Buyers Survey in Leven

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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 Leven

    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 Leven

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

    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 Leven

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Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Leven and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Leven property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Leven property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Leven Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Leven house survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a house next to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Potential health issues for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Leven surveyors will examine structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we would be advised to look into when intending to buy a period property in Leven in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Leven surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing they have on the property and its value. The value of homes tends to be inflated due to the areas resisting change. However a growing number have been neglected and are in shoddy condition e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

RICS surveyors can be expected to report if the property is possibly so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.