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Home Buyers Survey in Penyffordd

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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 Penyffordd

    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 Penyffordd

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

    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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Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Penyffordd and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Penyffordd property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations on the Penyffordd property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Penyffordd property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Penyffordd House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

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Will a local surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

The local surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter for example, in addition to gas related installations e.g. balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Fittings however, won't be undone. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries relating to gas installations or if you smell gas, call a gas engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will my Penyffordd Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as minor wall cracks in the drawing room. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Penyffordd, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a apartment in Penyffordd and saw evidence of cracks across the render on the outside walls. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash soil away from the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Inside, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits of carrying out a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a converted semi detached bungalow?

Although very often and incorrectly referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many - they have been replaced by Building Surveys If buying an unusual Penyffordd property e.g. a neglected house, it is now the best survey. The formal report outlines thorough and often critical insight in relation to the homes construction materials on top of any maintenance needs, following a thorough inspection. There are several limitations with any survey because a chartered surveyor wont be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Penyffordd house for example removing secured hatches. Permanent external structures or buildings will also be looked at by the surveyor.