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Home Buyers Survey in Ongar

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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 Ongar

    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 Ongar

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

    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 Ongar

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ongar and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ongar property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Ongar property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Ongar Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor inspect the serviceability of the gas mains supply?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This means things like whether the mains is connected as part of the Ongar survey, in addition to gas connected fixtures like fireplaces. Any gas fittings won't actually be dislodged. Of course, gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the building in Ongar we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a property surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Ongar house may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for an infestation may include removal of infected furniture. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

House Prices

We are shortly to be acquiring a property near Ongar (CM5). It is on the market for £350, 675. What things does a Ongar surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Ongar ?

There are a huge number of issues that might affect the price of property like the number of bedrooms or the number of bathrooms. It may help to look at house prices registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £345, 975, which is £4, 700 less than the amount being asked. The house/flat average was £339, 628. 2, Perrys Chase, Ongar, Epping Forest, Essex, CM5 9LA a detached property sold for £120, 000 .

The only way to get an independent house valued is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. Your RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

The chartered surveyor should go to the house as well as factoring in the large variety of area issues that have a bearing on the value of property.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Monk bond upkeep suggestions for the Ongar residence we're buying?

Brick-constructed structures demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also indicate a range of defects, including inadequate damp-proofing and vertical cracking. These issues will be mentioned in the report. One particularly serious issue is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Allison Bricklaying should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01268 543547 or The Elms/Dunton Rd, Dunton, Brentwood, CM13 3SH.

Buyers in Ongar should consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture have been used for centuries. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.