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Home Buyers Survey in Shifnal

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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 Shifnal

    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 Shifnal

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

    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 Shifnal

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shifnal property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Shifnal property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Shifnal Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to bear in mind when purchasing an old building? What effect will the house's age have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers in Shifnal would like to own a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Shifnal structures built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider gutters, and does our home buyers survey mention it? Can damaged gutters decrease our property's value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rainfall can have on property in Shifnal is overlooked by property buyers. If you have visited the property you intend to purchase in the Summer, obvious defects may be harder to find.

Signs that drainage systems are a cause for concern include water pooling below gutters. This can lead to rotten roof timbers.

Luckily, these defects are quite easy to remedy, if not neglected. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a house in the region a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: hazardous refuse disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include complex organic chemicals. Potential health issues like abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Shifnal will examine any structural problems linked to the site. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Shropshire Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .