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Home Buyers Survey in Lixwm

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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 Lixwm

    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 Lixwm

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

    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 Lixwm

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Lixwm and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Lixwm property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Lixwm property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Lixwm Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Home Survey cover this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and soil movement being relatively common. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as cracks along the bedroom wall. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am intending to lease I think we saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Lixwm survey report on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Lixwm Building Survey a RICS surveyor will typically make a note on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a less than satisfactory state. Your surveyor will also issues like examining the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to check guttering, and does our HomeBuyer Report mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact heavy rain can have on a residence is often overlooked by home buyers. As an example, mildew in the attic can often mean that the drainage systems are worth a closer look. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to fix if dealt with quickly. If poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Lixwm.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick to form an even finish. The finish is highly aesthetic and is/was was often applied to Georgian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Lixwm Home Buyers Suveys frequently focus on defects e.g. lateral visible cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems might result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-covering Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.