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Home Buyers Survey in Old Swan

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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 Old Swan

    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 Old Swan

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

    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 Old Swan

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Old Swan and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Old Swan property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Old Swan property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Old Swan Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Old Swan buyers. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Signs like a difficult-to-open lounge window can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Old Swan surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it worth paying a bit more money for a full structural survey on a flat in Old Swan?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if buying a 60 year old or less Old Swan property assembled from typical construction materials. A RICS Building Survey would be the advisable survey to choose for the flat mentioned. Following an exhaustive survey of all accessible areas, a formal written report will be posted to the prospective purchaser outlining thorough and serious professional advice concerning the construction materials used on the home. There are one or two survey no go areas are integral with a Building Survey - the Old Swan based surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the Old Swan flat or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations. Furthermore flats involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and the surveyor is only authorised inspect the actual flat the surveyor may provide an opinion other parts of the property for example shared roof spaces. For a more detailed breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports please read here.