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Home Buyers Survey in Stockton Heath

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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 Stockton Heath

    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 Stockton Heath

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

    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 Stockton Heath

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Stockton Heath and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Stockton Heath property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Stockton Heath property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Stockton Heath House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a gatehouse in Stockton Heath. Will the age of the house be a problem?

A property's age can create issues for homeowners, and Structures showcasing traditional methods can be a drain to repair. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed property, Traditional building materials may be required. This may mean expensive ongoing repairs. If you have doubts, speak to your surveyor for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Stockton Heath and noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but bathroom floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the house survey review?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new house after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by shrubs and trees. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Stockton Heath properties at risk, and does a Stockton Heath surveyor inquire into flood damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are exposed to water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flooding occurs, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.