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Home Buyers Survey in Upper Tooting

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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 Tooting

    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 Tooting

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

    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 Tooting

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Upper Tooting and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Upper Tooting property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Upper Tooting property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Upper Tooting Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can damp weather have on our new building in Upper Tooting? Also, if there are problems, will they be disruptive to fix?

I find it odd that the effect which high levels of rainfall has on properties is overlooked. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include damp stains around drainage. Poor drainage can lead to damage to foundations.

Fortunately, drainage problems are quite easy to repair. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Upper Tooting and found that there is a 23mm crack above the windows in the sitting room. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will often occur in newly constructed homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather , and in Winter these will close when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose because the issues which a Upper Tooting surveyor will seek to find could quite easily be as the result of several factors. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor look at the state of the gas heaters?

A RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually survey the accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the gas pipe route where relevant, as well as gas related fixtures like balanced flues. Should there be any external fittings or housings they however, won't be detached. The gas system won't be tested at all. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.