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Home Buyers Survey in Stockwood

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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 Stockwood

    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 Stockwood

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

    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 Stockwood

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Stockwood and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stockwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Stockwood property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Stockwood Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco coated home in Stockwood.

Stucco is actually just a type of render. Usually it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is/was often found on Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Stockwood surveyors can reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, dampness trapped beneath paint coatings. Other potential problems could be when moisture below DPCs which causes detachment. Re-covering problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can rain have on our new building, and does our HomeBuyer Report mention it? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

Both in Stockwood, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is usually overlooked by house purchasers. One indication that rainwater goods are blocked is mildew or damp in the roof. Poor drainage can lead to damage to foundations.

Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to resolve, if caught early, unless they are not maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the mid 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Will a Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Stockwood buyers. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the living room to sticking window frames. There is a real benefit in booking a Stockwood surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.