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Home Buyers Survey in Upminster Common

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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 Upminster Common

    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 Upminster Common

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

    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 Upminster Common

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upminster Common and which is cheaper?

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

If the Upminster Common property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Upminster Common property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Upminster Common Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Upminster Common has been a problem. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Additionally, most homes in Upminster Common are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damaged Render

What will the Upminster Common Surveyor consider on a stucco coated regency home in Upminster Common that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is a form of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly attractive and is found on Georgian homes for example. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can highlight any number of problems such as dampness trapped under paint.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when water under sills which causes large areas of detachment. Remedying problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Upminster Common. What will we need to think about when purchasing an older property? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Older construction methods and materials can be problematic, and Buildings built with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with your RICS surveyor for further advice.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond advice - can a Upminster Common surveyor assist? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-built property feature several advantages, but they will also indicate a number of issues. For instance, damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Mmg Brickwork Contractors, Hawkesworth Cottage/Scures Hill, Nately Scures, Hook, RG27 9JS on 07588 881901 for a quote for repair work.

Brick-build property are used in properties built throughout the ages, leading to a range of courses arrangements and colours.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.