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Home Buyers Survey in Sipson

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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 Sipson

    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 Sipson

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Sipson and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sipson property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Sipson property, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sipson property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause issues for buyers? Which matters should we consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Problems which impact stone-built Sipson homes can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sipson should be able to supply local stone.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor look into the state of repair of the gas heaters?

The surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter for example, as well as gas affiliated fittings, for instance flue/chimney maintenance. External fittings or covers won't be taken off. Of course, gas can be fatal, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations at all, , contact a gas safe engineer.

The regulations stipulate landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a house in Sipson, does the building survey check flooding damage?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity could all cause major water damage caused by flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a property survey will inform your decision. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property in Sipson, such as via poorly installed doors. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property in Sipson or on adjacent sites, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood warnings were found for Sipson.

*4th Jan 2013