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Home Buyers Survey in Nunhead

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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 Nunhead

    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 Nunhead

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

    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 Nunhead

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Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Nunhead and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Nunhead property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Nunhead property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Nunhead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a home in Nunhead and saw evidence of wall cracks in the dining room. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside may indicate subsidence. 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 begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette proximate to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: non-hazardous waste material. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include methane gas generation. Health problems such as birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Nunhead will consider structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Lewisham Local Authority and advise you .

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home but are worried about pests. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Homes in Nunhead are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to pests can include removal of infected furniture.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your Nunhead HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, minor wall cracks in the kitchen may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.