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Home Buyers Survey in Lound

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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 Lound

    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 Lound

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

    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 Lound

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Lound and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Lound property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Lound property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Lound Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

For the Lound HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular property, omitting sections as necessary.

Quite a common example is external wooden steps which are in contact with the soil. E7 elements are visually inspected. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1978-built home in Lound and saw cracks across the render on the outside walls. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about an infestation affecting some homes. Do we need a house surveyor?

Buyers in Lound should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of insecticides or destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.