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Home Buyers Survey in Rumney

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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 Rumney

    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 Rumney

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

    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 Rumney

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Rumney and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Rumney property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you comprehensive details of the Rumney property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Rumney Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Does a Property Survey discuss soil composition the report, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are a range of frequently-occurring defects associated with clay soil. Issues range from severe changes in the water table level to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like sticking window frames or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we are hoping to purchase it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; will a Rumney Homebuyer Report go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Rumney Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will usually report on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a less than satisfactory state. A Surveyor should also concerns such as verifying the condition of any fitted appliances like water heaters or whether there are residual circuit breakers.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Rumney.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Rumney may be a problem. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly wider as the crack migrates upward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.