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Home Buyers Survey in Lichfield

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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 Lichfield

    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 Lichfield

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

    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 Lichfield

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Lichfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Lichfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Lichfield property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Lichfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of white asbestos pipe insulation being found in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as asbestos packing in stud walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, on no account to displace it and professional advice should be sought urgently. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. They will mention suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

House Prices

Is £153, 810 in the right area price to be buying a flat in the centre of WS13 for and what things does the qualified surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Lichfield ?

There is a near endless list of things that might affect the price of property e.g. the property's kerb appeal or the likelihood of development occurring nearby. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices flat values recorded in the same area for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £140, 710, which is £13, 100 less than the amount you are intending to pay (£231, 530 was the blended house/flat average). 66, Swan Mews, Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6TU was purchased for £77, 000 .

In order to get a professional home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part. A chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

A chartered surveyor will attend the property as well as factoring in any other variables affecting house prices.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted a gap below the skirting board in the cellar, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In some older structures cracks become apparent when temperatures rise that close up in the Winter when the materials absorb water.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Lichfield surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.