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Home Buyers Survey in Pontypool

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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 Pontypool

    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 Pontypool

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

    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 Pontypool

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Pontypool and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pontypool property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Pontypool property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Pontypool property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Pontypool House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a flat in Pontypool and saw evidence of that windows in the kitchen did not line up. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Buyers in Pontypool should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a window frame, as a result of temperature or humidity variation. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. 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 surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.