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Home Buyers Survey in Penryn

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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 Penryn

    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 Penryn

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

    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 Penryn

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Penryn and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Penryn property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Penryn property's state of repair along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Penryn House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could rainfall have on a building? And could it affect the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Penryn and across the country, but the effect which rain has on a house is not given the attention it deserves by home buyers. One indication that gutters are blocked is rotten roofing elements, and may lead to water damage. Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply. If disregarded, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a flat in Penryn and saw that there is a 19mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Often, homes in Penryn are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for English Garden Wall bond guidelines for upkeep - can a Penryn property surveyor assist?

Penryn brick-walled property can experience various issues and defects, ranging from thermal movement to DPC failure. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely.

Penryn home purchasers may need to consider that a range of techniques can be found across the UK, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.