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Home Buyers Survey in Upney

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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 Upney

    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 Upney

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

    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 Upney

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upney and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Upney property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Upney property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Upney Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a home next to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert waste disposal. No one would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Upney surveyors will notice structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Barking and Dagenham Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I am planning to acquire, it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a Upney survey write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Upney Building Survey a surveyor should usually mention the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. A Surveyor is expected to focus on concerns such as checking the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Upney.

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a cottage and the seller has confirmed that it has been built with Portland stone. What factors must we watch out for?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Beer Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include algae. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Upney are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.