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Home Buyers Survey in Lightwater

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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 Lightwater

    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 Lightwater

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

    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 Lightwater

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Lightwater and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Lightwater property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Lightwater property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Lightwater House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Lightwater.

Stucco is actually dense solid render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to form an even finish. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian houses. It is similar to plaster. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Lightwater sometimes focus on issues for instance trapped water leading to the render failing requiring costly repairs

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems may be difficult as the skills are getting harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our surveyor in Lightwater check when the house is surveyed?

This often causes anxiety for buyers in Lightwaterwho have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes may be exposed to difficulties with the roof. From dormers to ridge flashing, the roof structure as a whole will be considered. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Lightwater, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor.