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Home Buyers Survey in Saxilby

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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 Saxilby

    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 Saxilby

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

    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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Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Saxilby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Saxilby property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Saxilby property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Saxilby Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

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Does a qualified RICS surveyor examine the state of the gas installations?

A local surveyor will locate and visually look at any easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, as well as gas associated fixtures, for instance balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. External covers won't be removed. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations require that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home and the agent has confirmed that it has been partially constructed with Slate. Which related issues should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include penetrating damp. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Saxilby are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the advent of Portland cement made lime mortar. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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 Saxilby should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Roc Oil (UK) Ltd, High Street, Saxilby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 2JQ, which quarries Oil, for details. Call 01522 704580 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 16mm gap between the lounge wall and the door frame when we last viewed the home. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be resolved on a reasonable budget. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by shrubs and trees. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. 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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.