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Home Buyers Survey in Putney Vale

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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 Putney Vale

    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 Putney Vale

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

    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 Putney Vale

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Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Putney Vale and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Putney Vale property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Putney Vale property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Putney Vale Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

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On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Putney Vale what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Excess condensation or vapour occlusions in a double-glazed window is an example. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but maintenance may still be necessary. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests - How do we investigate further?

Putney Vale property will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If you strongly suspect an issue with cockroaches, or any pest, speak to your Putney Vale surveyor

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause issues for a new owner? Which major defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

From Swaledale Fossil Limestone to Stainton Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues including erosion affect many stone-walled houses in Putney Vale.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Putney Vale, what advice would you give for a 40s house constructed with handmade bricks?

Brick-walled Putney Vale apartments can be affected by various issues and defects, such as inadequate damp-proofing.

A defect often found is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Levelbuilding Ltd at Shaw Way, Mount Batten, Plymouth, PL9 9XH should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07905 793464.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface). The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.