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Home Buyers Survey in Malden

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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 Malden

    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 Malden

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

    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 Malden

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Malden and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Malden property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Malden property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Malden Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings.

All forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. What should we do?

Homes are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious. For example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. As some vermin can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your property surveyor.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this house is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our property surveyor search for indications of flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

It is estimated that over two million houses are exposed to flooding damage, and the value of a Malden property in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flooding begins.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via seepage through external walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Near Malden, the Beverley Brook Catchment in the London Boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth status was recently updated to 'No warnings' by the Environment Agency.

*Data accurate 4th Jan 2013

Stone block wall damage

Can property in Malden partially constructed with stone generate high upkeep costs for buyers? Are there any defects that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including cracks affect many stone-walled Malden houses. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.