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Home Buyers Survey in Sandhurst

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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 Sandhurst

    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 Sandhurst

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

    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 Sandhurst

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Sandhurst and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Sandhurst property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Sandhurst property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can create problems for homes in Sandhurst. Does the House Survey cover this?

Factors from damp to heavy rainfall can cause problems for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our RICS surveyor investigate flood damage, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage can cause water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the survey report may recommend maintenance.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a property I am meaning to acquire it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Sandhurst Homebuyer Report give details on on electrical defects?

During a Sandhurst Building Survey a surveyor will typically comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous condition. This will include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox and other things like confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the correct place. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Sandhurst.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that an electrical system check be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be loose asbestos ceiling material affecting the property. Is this a major concern and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. pipe lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe insulation.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of it will probably be costly but must be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.