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Home Buyers Survey in Sleaford

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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 Sleaford

    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 Sleaford

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

    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 Sleaford

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Sleaford property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Sleaford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

We are acquiring a neglected regency bungalow home in Sleaford, is it necessary to commission a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional property, for example a dilapidated house in Sleaford - this is the correct selection of survey to go for. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid century or later unmodified Sleaford house assembled from conventional construction materials.

Typically a couple of days after an exhaustive survey of the accessible parts of the house a written report (pdf and written copy) will be emailed and posted to the prospective purchaser going through in depth and critical information concerning the construction and uses of the home. There are certain limitations with any survey because a qualified RICS surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Sleaford house for example removing loft contents. The following table for more detail on what is and is not included.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of white asbestos flooring materials at the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern, is there a danger and will the home survey in Sleaford report on it?

Homes built earlier than the 80's will contain any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a harmful material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in toilet cistern for example. It is found all over the world including Canada.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of it can be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by experts. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about if buying a flat next to Brauncewell Quarry and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial waste material. There are 1, 000's of sites affect 100, 000's people in the UK including Sleaford. Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health problems for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Sleaford surveyors will examine any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as North Kesteven Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Sleaford, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the loft conversion - What advice should we get?

Sleaford home buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include chemical treatment. Your Sleaford surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I look into gutters? If there is a problem, will they be expensive to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is ignored by purchasers. For instance, spalling on walls around drainage could mean that the downspouts are a cause for concern.

The good news is that problems with drains are generally easy to resolve, if caught early.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.