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Home Buyers Survey in Sunningdale

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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 Sunningdale

    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 Sunningdale

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

    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 Sunningdale

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Sunningdale and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sunningdale property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend 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 as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sunningdale property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Sunningdale Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Will my Sunningdale Property Survey look into this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages for doing the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a derelict end of terrace bungalow?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a newer technical survey which has been given the name Building Survey, is now available. You should have a RICS Building Survey for the house you are planning to buy. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a post fifties unmodified Sunningdale house made out of conventional construction materials.

Be aware that a few caveats exist with any residential survey as a local surveyor wont be able to open up the structure of the property nor can they investigate the internal state of any flues.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1978-built property in Sunningdale and saw wall cracks in the bathroom. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. Many homes in Sunningdale are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.