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Home Buyers Survey in Rendlesham

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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 Rendlesham

    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 Rendlesham

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

    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 Rendlesham

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Rendlesham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Rendlesham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Rendlesham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rendlesham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Rendlesham Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Rendlesham that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just smooth type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Rendlesham Home Buyers Suveys frequently show issues e.g. lateral cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems may be when water beneath sills which causes detachment. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Rendlesham homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the Property Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as sticking window frames. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property 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.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a property close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including non-hazardous waste material disposal. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Rendlesham surveyors will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Suffolk Coastal Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the vendor has told us that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Rendlesham should be able to supply local stone.