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Home Buyers Survey in Newent

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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 Newent

    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 Newent

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

    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 Newent

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Newent and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Newent property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Newent property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Newent House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Newent house built in the mid 90s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Newent Home Buyers Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Factors from dry rot to flooding can cause high maintenance costs for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Newent home's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Newent, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Newent, and think we saw signs of insects in the loft conversion - What can we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for a serious infestation may include chemical treatment or removal or excision of affected timber.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there is a risk of asbestos insulation being found in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. garage roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs. .

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay. You should never try to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.