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Home Buyers Survey in South Molton

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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 Molton

    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 Molton

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

    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 Molton

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in South Molton and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the South Molton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the South Molton property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant South Molton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a building proximate to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. hazardous waste material. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include tars and other hazardous materials .

Homebuyer reports in South Molton will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to North Devon Local Authority and advise you .

Conservation area

Are there any things I would be advised to look into if purchasing a converted house in South Molton inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council.

A Building Surveyors must possess local knowledge of local area factors and the bearing may have on the property and its value. The value of homes will likely be inflated owing to them being unspoilt. However a growing number have been neglected and are in a state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise if the planned purchase could be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented adjustments to the building will also be reported in the South Molton survey, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

Damaged Render

What problems will the South Molton Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco coated Victorian home in South Molton that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Georgian houses. It is very like plaster to apply. Stucco is often problematic and South Molton Building Surveys frequently report issues for example, when it is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco may be dear as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What options are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be repaired without a great deal of stress. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.