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Home Buyers Survey in Radcliffe

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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 Radcliffe

    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 Radcliffe

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

    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 Radcliffe

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Radcliffe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Radcliffe property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Radcliffe property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Radcliffe Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I pay more money for a full structural survey when buying a flat ?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as a Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional Radcliffe property, for example a flat in poor condition - this is the most suitable survey. It provides thorough and often serious professional advice in relation to the flats construction materials on top of any technical details a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas of the flat. There are several no go areas with the survey as a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Radcliffe flat e.g. removing the contents of cupboards. Furthermore flats, by their very nature, mean the whole building cant easily be inspected, and your appointed surveyor is only authorised check the flat itself, however he may provide detail on other tenant shared parts like for example shared roof spaces. For more details and a comparison of the differences between surveys see the following article.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Radcliffe home and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Can a Radcliffe Home Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like checking that the downpipe drains correctly can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos wallpaper concealed in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious substance of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire doors. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. On no account endeavour to handle it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will note suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.