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Home Buyers Survey in Sandwich

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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 Sandwich

    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 Sandwich

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

    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 Sandwich

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sandwich and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sandwich property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Sandwich property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Sandwich Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a house in Sandwich and noticed a gap below the skirting board in the cellar, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor examine?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be repaired.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Sandwich homes. For example, water leaking from a cracked mains drainage pipe will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.