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Home Buyers Survey in Shirenewton

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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 Shirenewton

    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 Shirenewton

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

    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 Shirenewton

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Shirenewton and which is the cheapest?

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

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

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Shirenewton property's condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Shirenewton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we should be wary of if buying a home in Shirenewton near a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local considerations and any connection they have with the property and its value. Property values is usually more than prices outside the area as a result of them being preserved.

RICS surveyors are expected inform you if the property might be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are raised by your legal representation.

Unauthorised extensions that do not have Local Authority approval will also be reported but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor examine on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Shirenewton that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over red brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly attractive and is was often applied to Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Shirenewton surveyors can discover issues such as horizontal visible cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems associated with stucco can possibly result be when water below sills which results in detachment. Fixing Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the reason for doing a full structural survey when investing in a defective semi detached bungalow near Shirenewton as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although recurrently still described as Full Structural Surveys these comprehensive surveys are now entitled Building Surveys It is the most appropriate survey when buying a modified home like a period Shirenewton house. This type of survey details in depth and far-reaching insight about the Houses standard of construction and repair along with any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts. Read more about home buyers surveys in Shirenewton here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence could be a problem. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in new buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. On the inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.