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Home Buyers Survey in Mossley Hill

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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 Mossley Hill

    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 Mossley Hill

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Mossley Hill

    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 Mossley Hill

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Mossley Hill and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Mossley Hill property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Mossley Hill property's general condition as well as including information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Mossley Hill Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home in Mossley Hill. Which major defects should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated or cracked paintwork will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Mossley Hill are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has suggested subsidence is a concern affecting the house. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Mossley Hill home survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be fixed. In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top than at the bottom. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be the source of maintenance problems for structures in Mossley Hill. Does the Home Buyers Survey cover this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from sub-soil shrinkage to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as sticking window frames.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall advice for the Victorian property we're going to buy?

Brick-constructed conversions in Mossley Hill do benefit from many advantages over timber-built homes, but they can also be subject to diverse problems, ranging from defective mortar to inadequate damp-proofing. Your surveyor should report on these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. One frequently reported defect is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Contact Ingleby Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 01759 377556 or 4 Wharton Rd, Stamford Bridge, York, YO41 1PN.

As an example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.