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Home Buyers Survey in Rawdon

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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 Rawdon

    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 Rawdon

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

    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 Rawdon

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rawdon property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Rawdon property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Rawdon Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for property in Rawdon. Will the Rawdon Home Survey look into this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with sub-soil shrinkage and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the living room wall, to complete structural failure.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a home near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial refuse disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include structurally instability. Health issues for example congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Rawdon will examine structural defects connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Bradford Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos and will the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful silicate material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including central heating flues. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in garage roofs.

All forms (including white) are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on possible asbestos risks and should inform you of the options.