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Home Buyers Survey in Osterley

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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 Osterley

    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 Osterley

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

    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 Osterley

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Osterley and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Osterley property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Osterley property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Osterley Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Osterley? Does a Osterley Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like sticking doors or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in Osterley are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home buyers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular house or flat, omitting sections as necessary. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Loose glazing in a window frame is an example of a Section E defect.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos boards around windows at the building. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example boilers.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in boiler cupboard.

All forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to remove the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos and will inform you of the options.