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Home Buyers Survey in Petersham

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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 Petersham

    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 Petersham

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

    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 Petersham

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Petersham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Petersham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Petersham property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Petersham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we conduct a full structural survey when investing in a neglected forties home near Petersham as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally described as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is no longer available as it has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report will suffice if buying a mid 20th century of later unmodified Petersham house of typical construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. The Building Survey is definitely the suitable type of survey for the house mentioned. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts, a formal report will be posted and emailed to the purchaser detailing thorough and salient details about the construction materials used on the house.

Be aware that a few limitations exist with a property survey - your surveyor is not authorised (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the house or assess heating installations.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Petersham HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Factors from damp to groundwater flooding can cause problems for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Petersham house's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Petersham, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house.