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Home Buyers Survey in Ottery St Mary

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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 Ottery St Mary

    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 Ottery St Mary

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ottery St Mary) 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 Ottery St Mary

    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 Ottery St Mary

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ottery St Mary and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ottery St Mary property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Ottery St Mary property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Ottery St Mary House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Edwardian property has deteriorated. What are the possible consequences? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-constructed buildings in Ottery St Mary demonstrate several benefits over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also be affected by a number of issues, ranging from signs of movement to frost damage. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. F & R Brickwork at 16 Prince Of Wales Rd, Sutton, SM1 3PA should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 020 8641 1921.

Buyers in Ottery St Mary should consider that a range of styles and techniques have been used for centuries. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a maisonette in Ottery St Mary, does the chartered surveyor search for indications of water damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes could all cause major flood damage and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Ottery St Mary in question is in danger. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the residents, but this information may not be accurate.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What aspects of the loft will be checked during the survey?

Property in Ottery St Mary in otherwise fine condition may be exposed to damage to the roof. From the gables to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The RICS surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacement of a failed dormer, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A contractor can provide an estimate.