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Home Buyers Survey in Markyate

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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 Markyate

    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 Markyate

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Markyate and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Markyate property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works on the property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Markyate property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Markyate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a home in Markyate. Does a Markyate Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Markyate buyers. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. 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. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil.