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Home Buyers Survey in Marks Gate

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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 Marks Gate

    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 Marks Gate

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

    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 Marks Gate

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Marks Gate and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Marks Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Marks Gate property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Marks Gate property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Marks Gate House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. What should we expect a House Survey to include?

Factors from dry rot to snow can cause inconvenience for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a house in Marks Gate. What things does a Marks Gate RICS surveyor consider when carrying out a RICS survey ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from property values ranging from noise from flight paths to the number and size of bedrooms at the home. .

An impartial way for you to get an accurate and professional home valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with York stone walls. What problems should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Marks Gate. What advice would the surveyor give? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built Marks Gate property do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a number of issues. For instance, brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level and should be taken very seriously.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property.