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Home Buyers Survey in Virginia Water

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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 Virginia Water

    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 Virginia Water

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

    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 Virginia Water

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Virginia Water and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Virginia Water property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Virginia Water property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Virginia Water House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? What should we expect a Virginia Water HomeBuyer Report to include?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. In Virginia Water's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable minor wall cracks in the living room, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like swift repair of any collapsed drains. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Virginia Water building will include a property valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To ascertain the value of the property your RICS valuer will combine area knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres. Your Virginia Water surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues like no troublesome covenants. Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor during the legal process.

Further Virginia Water assumptions like service connections, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like railways, also being considered.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older dovecot in Virginia Water. Will the home's age be an issue?

The age of a structure can create difficulties for an owner. Buildings featuring traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials. Discuss this with the surveyor for more detail.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this Edwardian property might need repairs - what should we do? Is age a factor?

Brick-built Virginia Water property do benefit from many advantages compared to other building materials. Unfortunately, they also suffer from diverse problems. These can include inadequate damp-proofing or spalling. Your surveyor would usually include these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. A problem regularly identified is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. For more information, contact a local builder, Anthony David of 10 Mount Rd, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 2HL on 0151-625 2447.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building have been used across the country for centuries. For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.