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Home Buyers Survey in Miles Platting

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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 Miles Platting

    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 Miles Platting

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

    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 Miles Platting

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Miles Platting and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Miles Platting property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Miles Platting property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Miles Platting House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Miles Platting homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Miles Platting property will have an impact. Specific issues include soil movement. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to warped window frames in the kitchen.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Miles Platting and are looking for a property built from Diagonal bond walls. What warnings would a Miles Platting property surveyor give? Does brick decay faster in Miles Platting weather?

Brick properties in Miles Platting will suffer from a range of defects, including frost damage and crumbling mortar. For example, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and may require immediate attention. Greenhill Patrick should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07950 335709 or 21 Merryhills Ct, London, N14 4AY.

Miles Platting home purchasers may need to consider that a range of techniques are found in many homes built in this country, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to look out for when buying a home in Miles Platting in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have knowledge of relevant local issues and any relation may have with the property. House prices will probably be higher which is down to them being largely unspoilt However many have fallen into disrepair e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors will inform you if the home looks to be classified as such and Section I of the Miles Platting Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Unauthorised modifications that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To work out the market value the surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Miles Platting market and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions such as the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Miles Platting area assumptions, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental issues like industrial buildings, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.