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Home Buyers Survey in South Ockendon

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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 Ockendon

    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 Ockendon

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

    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 Ockendon

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Ockendon and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the South Ockendon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the South Ockendon property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a South Ockendon Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this house is located on a flood plain. Is there a major flood risk? Would our home buyers survey look for signs of water damage?

Overflowing rivers, rain and tides can cause floods, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flood damage occurs. The survey report may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.An awareness of characteristics of the South Ockendon area likely to affect the South Ockendon home also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a survey report if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the South Ockendon home is at risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? Is this a urgent risk, and what options are to available to remedy this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a home in South Ockendon. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.