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Home Buyers Survey in Shaftesbury

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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 Shaftesbury

    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 Shaftesbury

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

    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 we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Shaftesbury and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Shaftesbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Shaftesbury property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Shaftesbury House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder mentioned subsidence is an issue impacting the flat. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey reveal?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in newly constructed homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Most homes in Shaftesbury are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Shaftesbury. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. 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.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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.