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Home Buyers Survey in Surbiton

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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 Surbiton

    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 Surbiton

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

    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 Surbiton

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Surbiton and which is cheaper?

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

If the Surbiton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Surbiton property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Surbiton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a renovated farmhouse. What consequences will the home's slate roof have on maintenance?

For traditionally-built Surbiton property, age can worry purchasers, and Surbiton property showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials. If you are uncertain, speak to your RICS surveyor for further advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Surbiton subsidence is a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my home survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks. A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surbiton Surveyor examine on a stucco home in Surbiton which we wish to buy.

Stucco is just a smooth and flat render. Normally it is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be problematic and Surbiton Homebuyer Reports can highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance lateral hairline cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when dampness below DPCs which results in detachment. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about if buying a building near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include heavy metals. Potential health concerns such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Surbiton will note structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Kingston upon Thames Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .