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Home Buyers Survey in Silverstone

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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 Silverstone

    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 Silverstone

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

    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 Silverstone

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Silverstone and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Silverstone property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Silverstone Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the house. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be put right on a reasonable budget. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose, as most of the tell-tale signs could easily be caused by other factors. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a farmhouse. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Vernacular architecture can worry purchasers, and Properties built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for property in a conservation area, Materials suitable for the work may be required.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a flat close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: domestic waste material disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include structurally instability .

Surveys in Silverstone will flag up any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as South Northamptonshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .