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Home Buyers Survey in Melbourn

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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 Melbourn

    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 Melbourn

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

    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 Melbourn

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Melbourn and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Melbourn property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Melbourn property's general condition in addition to information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Melbourn House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a Melbourn house built Wooton stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

Upkeep costs for stone-built property can be higher than for more standard. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating mortar will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in the construction of doors and windows. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Steeple Morden, 75 Station Road, Steeple Morden, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 0NX for details. Call 01763 852181 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence may be an issue impacting the house. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the house surveyor check possible water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Melbourn house is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. The survey report may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.An awareness of characteristics of the Melbourn area likely to affect the house also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will rain have on our new Melbourn home? Could it affect the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Melbourn and across the country, but the effect which wet weather has on buildings is not considered. One indication that downspouts are at risk is spalling masonry. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to fix. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.