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Home Buyers Survey in Lynton

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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 Lynton

    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 Lynton

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

    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 Lynton

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Lynton and which one would be cheaper?

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

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Lynton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that mould had been a concern. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Lynton homes with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer bowing beams, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. purlins, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Lynton contractor.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the unmodernised property I am meaning to purchase I saw that there is an old fuse board - does a the surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

During a Lynton Homebuyer Report a surveyor should make a note on the electrics if it appears that they are in a dangerous state of repair. A Surveyor is trained to report back on concerns such as checking the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Lynton? Could damaged downspouts lower the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on a structure is not given more thought by purchasers. One indication that rainwater goods are blocked is corroded downspouts. Blocked rainwater goods can result in overflowing or blocked sewage.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to repair, if identified early. Where this is not maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Lynton, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Lynton House Survey to include?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to a difficult-to-open kitchen window. There is a real benefit in booking a Lynton surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.