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Home Buyers Survey in Southam

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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 Southam

    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 Southam

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

    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 Southam

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Southam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Southam property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Southam property, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southam property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Southam Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Will my Southam House Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a home can be significant. Specific issues include soil movement. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in a house we used to own. What does a Southam surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Houses in Southam in good condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From wind braces to eaves, the whole roof should be reported on, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor a quote for any suggested work.

External walls

In a Southam HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

One example issue could be the bowing or leaning of external, non-structural walls. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular home, omitting sections as necessary.