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Home Buyers Survey in Walton

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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 Walton

    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 Walton

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

    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 Walton

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Walton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Walton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Walton property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Walton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

Walton Homebuyer Reports a valuation and a rebuilding cost as standard. To estimate an accurate value estimate the surveyor will factor in experience of property in Walton as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions like service connections, are made in addition to any environmental issues like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Walton house. Are there specific related issues to bear in mind, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Maintenance tips include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could heavy rainfall have on a home?

Both in Walton, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is not considered by property buyers. If you have visited the house on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are at risk include damp stains around drainage, and may lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank. Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to repair. If not cared for, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Walton that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco render is layered over underlying red brick to form a very smooth surface. Stucco is very aesthetic and was common on some Georgian buildings. The composition is very similar to plaster. Sometimes it can have lime in it in addition to plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Walton surveyors sometimes show issues such as trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems. Other issues could include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.