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Home Buyers Survey in Lisvane

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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 Lisvane

    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 Lisvane

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

    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 Lisvane

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Lisvane and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Lisvane property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Lisvane property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Lisvane Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Defective door frame

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Lisvane house or flat, can you give examples of Condition rating 3 defects affecting outside doors?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a house.

Outside doors are to be opened and closed, but will not force open any without keys. In general, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. Excess condensation in a double-glazed door is an example.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks down the gable wall, is this subsidence? What solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older houses cracks become apparent when temperatures rise which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up moisture.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Lisvane homes. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash soil away from the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. 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. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to consider rainwater goods? Will the Lisvane home buyers survey report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However this issue is not considered by house purchasers. If you have only seen the home in on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. This could then result in rotten roof timbers.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.