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Home Buyers Survey in Queenborough

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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 Queenborough

    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 Queenborough

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

    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 Queenborough

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Queenborough and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Queenborough property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Queenborough property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Queenborough Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 15th Century gatehouse in Queenborough. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Use of traditional methods can be problematic. Queenborough property built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Queenborough area, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. This may create disruption for new owners. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your chartered surveyor for further advice.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Queenborough properties at risk, and does a Queenborough surveyor check for signs of flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home will be secure against flooding; sensible owners and property purchasers in Queenborough are right to consider precautions. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise appropriate repairs.An awareness of characteristics of the Queenborough area likely to affect the Queenborough property also enables the house surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Queenborough and saw that there is a 16mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor inspect?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage 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. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. 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.