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Home Buyers Survey in Temple

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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 Temple

    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 Temple

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

    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 Temple

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Temple and which is cheaper?

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

If the Temple property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Temple property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Temple Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Temple subsidence might be an issue. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence-related matters will the Temple Surveyor look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. A builder should return to a new home after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can your Home Survey consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Temple home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Temple surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding qualities and it may be found in central heating flues. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to move it. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. Surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.