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Home Buyers Survey in Rickmansworth

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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 Rickmansworth

    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 Rickmansworth

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

    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 Rickmansworth

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Rickmansworth and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rickmansworth property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Rickmansworth property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Rickmansworth Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Rickmansworth report on it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials e.g. acoustic tiles.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic ceilings. Technically all forms are deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't quite see the reason to opt for the full structural survey if buying a defective end of terrace cottage in Rickmansworth as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit now often referred to as Full Structural Surveys they have been reclassified as Building Surveys If planning to buy an altered Rickmansworth home such as a tatty house - this is the most suitable survey. The written report summarises in depth and relevant advice on the homes construction and uses along with any technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts.

There are certain provisos with any survey as a qualified surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Rickmansworth house e.g. undoing electrical fittings.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Rickmansworth, does the home surveyor investigate indications of flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of residents in Rickmansworth and across the country, and house purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the house survey may advise appropriate repairs.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Rickmansworth lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. What does a Rickmansworth surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. Many homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes. From clay tiles to wind braces, the whole roof will be taken into account. Your chartered surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Upkeep can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Call Avenir Roofing of Serving Rickmansworth on 0800 163955 to request a quote.