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Home Buyers Survey in Meliden

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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 Meliden

    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 Meliden

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

    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 Meliden

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Meliden and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Meliden property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Meliden property's condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Meliden Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house - Do we need a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Meliden surveyor.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a flat next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. hazardous refuse disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Meliden surveyors will note any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database and Denbighshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence has been a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Meliden homes. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.