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Home Buyers Survey in Swanland

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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 Swanland

    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 Swanland

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

    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 Swanland

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Swanland and which is the cheapest?

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

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

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Swanland property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Swanland House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages to choose the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a converted townhouse?

Although sometimes and incorrectly referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers they have actually been superseded by Building Surveys If you are planning to buy an unconventional Swanland home like a period house, this is the most suitable choice of home survey. This non prescribed format of report will detail full and notable information concerning the property's construction and uses and any defects after a thorough visual inspection.

There are certain limitations with the survey as a qualified RICS surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the fabric of the Swanland house e.g. lifting up fitted carpets. Certain external buildings will also be assessed.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property in Swanland with York stone walls. What problems should we be aware of?

Purchasers in Swanland should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues including efflorescence affect many stone-walled property. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can high levels of rainfall have on a Swanland property? Could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Swanland are overlooked by purchasers. If you have investigated the property on a dry day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that gutters are damaged include mildew in the attic.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to remedy. If not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.