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Home Buyers Survey in Upper Edmonton

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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 Upper Edmonton

    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 Upper Edmonton

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

    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 Upper Edmonton

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Upper Edmonton and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Upper Edmonton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension on the Upper Edmonton property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Upper Edmonton property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Upper Edmonton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence may be a problem impacting the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be rectified quite easily. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months , but these should close up in Winter when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Upper Edmonton. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in a house we used to own. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is a common concern for purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Upper Edmonton can be blighted by roofing problems, such as. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from collar ties to dormer windows. Your house surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Upper Edmonton roofing specialist can provide one.