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Home Buyers Survey in Northam

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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 Northam

    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 Northam

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

    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 Northam

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Northam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Northam property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Northam property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Northam House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are planning to buy a property in Northam, does the Northam surveyor check for flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity can cause flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the house survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.An awareness of characteristics of the Northam area likely to affect the house also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.

The River Nene and tributaries in Northampton, including low-lying areas adjacent to the river, near Northam, was given an updated status of 'No warnings' on 27/11/12, by the Environment Agency.

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. insulating board. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are deadly and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Northam home survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a property I am possibly going to lease it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; will a surveyor write anything on the electrics?

When conducting a Northam Home Buyers Survey a surveyor should usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include a general (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection and examination of any uncovered sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of possible problems relating to things like verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property should be part of the Homebuyer report in Northam. Reporting on any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.