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Home Buyers Survey in South Hylton

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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 South Hylton

    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 South Hylton

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

    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 South Hylton

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in South Hylton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the South Hylton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the South Hylton property's condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a South Hylton Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I look into gutters? And could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that this issue is overlooked by buyers. If you have only visited the home in dry weather, issues may have been hidden.

Signs that drainage are at risk include rusted iron elements. This could then result in staining of wallpaper and damp.

In most cases, drainage problems are quite easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish bond maintenance advice for the Victorian property we're buying?

Brick-built structures demonstrate several benefits, but they will also suffer from various issues and defects. For instance, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Osborn Brickwork of 31 Penfold Dr, Wymondham, NR18 0WZ on 01953 423400.

E.g. rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor check the serviceability of the gas installations?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters for instance, in addition to gas related appliances or installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. Fittings won't be taken off. The gas system won't be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Building Surveys on houses

If investing in an abandoned Victorian mid terrace home - do I need to upgrade to a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. If looking into purchasing a modified property e.g. a poor condition house in South Hylton, the Building Survey is now the right selection of survey to get. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a 60 year old or less unmodified house made out of standard construction materials. After a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas, the chartered surveyors report will be emailed and posted to the prospective buyer specifying thorough and critical details about the materials used for the construction of the house. There are a few limitations with the survey because a chartered surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the South Hylton property, an example being lifting up floor coverings. See the survey differences article for more info what is and is not included.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated regency home in South Hylton that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a kind of solid render. Typically it is layered over red brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. It is very beautiful and is found on Victorian houses. Stucco is very similar to mortar in its nature. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly detail defects which can include trapped water resulting in the surface breaking. Other issues could be when the stucco is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Re-coating problems with stucco can be expensive as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.