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Home Buyers Survey in Redfield

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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 Redfield

    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 Redfield

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

    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 Redfield

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Redfield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Redfield property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Redfield property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

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

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Redfield house or flat what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

Note that concealed elements will not be considered. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Efflorescence on external walls, for example, would be reported here.

A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required, but maintenance may still be necessary.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In general, homes in Redfield are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. On the inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Redfield, and does our Redfield building survey mention it? Also, if there is work that needs to be done, will they be inconvenient to fix?

I find it odd that the impact wet weather can have on property in Redfield is rarely paid due attention. For example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts indicate that the downspouts are a cause for concern. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Fortunately, drainage problems are usually easy to remedy. If not cared for, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.