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Home Buyers Survey in St Ives

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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 St Ives

    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 St Ives

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

    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 St Ives

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in St Ives and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the St Ives property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Ives property's state of repair along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a St Ives Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in St Ives and saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the kitchen, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A St Ives surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a danger of an asbestos fireplace at the house. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as stove insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in acoustic tiles. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Never try to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a St Ives building survey. Your St Ives surveyor should mention possible asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.