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Home Buyers Survey in Sewardstonebury

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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 Sewardstonebury

    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 Sewardstonebury

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

    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 Sewardstonebury

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sewardstonebury and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Sewardstonebury property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Sewardstonebury property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Sewardstonebury Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be a risk of asbestos pipe insulation in the building. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Sewardstonebury go into it?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as soffit boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to displace it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Sewardstonebury survey. Your Sewardstonebury surveyor should note potential asbestos risks and will inform you of the options.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in Sewardstonebury and spotted wall cracks in the cellar. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. 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, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.