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Home Buyers Survey in Potswood

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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 Potswood

    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 Potswood

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Potswood and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Potswood property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Potswood property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Potswood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a building in the region a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include heavy metals .

Potswood RICS surveyors will note structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Richmondshire Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Potswood which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Potswood Homebuyer Reports sometimes highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as lateral pattern like cracking that describes the mortar joints underneath. Other issues can possibly result be when moisture gets in under windows which results in large areas of detachment. Re-applying problems may be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Potswood, what input does the surveyor give for a 20s house constructed with handmade bricks?

Brick-built Potswood structures do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also experience distinct issues. These can include weathering or cracks. A problem regularly identified is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. McCully J should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 73 King St, Rampton, Cambridge, CB24 8QD or 01954 250026.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like running, or stretcher, bond, to the rare, such Scottish bond features five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. Consider renegotiating the price of the Potswood property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Defective door frame

In a Potswood HomeBuyer Report, what could a Condition Rating 1 mean for outside doors?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Potswood home being surveyed does not need urgent attention. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. External doors are checked, assuming keys are available. Generally, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. Broken door glazing would be reported here, for example.