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Home Buyers Survey in Papworth Everard

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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 Papworth Everard

    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 Papworth Everard

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

    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 Papworth Everard

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Papworth Everard and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Papworth Everard property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Papworth Everard property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Papworth Everard Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Papworth Everard subsidence is a problem. Is this a serious risk, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In general, homes in Papworth Everard are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property., or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. 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.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas appliances?

The RICS surveyor will visually survey the accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the condition of the meter at the building, as well as gas affiliated appliances/installations for example - chimney linings. Fittings or covers won't actually be undone. Most people are aware that gas can be dangerous, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Regulations require that all landlords are legally required to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .