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Home Buyers Survey in Watchet

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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 Watchet

    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 Watchet

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

    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 Watchet

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Watchet and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Watchet property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Watchet property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

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

Damaged Render

What will the Watchet Surveyor consider on a stucco regency home in Watchet.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a specific type of solid render. Normally stucco is layered over red brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is highly appealing and is found on Regency homes. it can be problematic and Watchet Home Buyers Suveys can highlight any number of problems e.g. when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks. Other issues might result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. An improperly end bearing lintel is an example of a Section E defect.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is a concern of an asbestos fireplace in existence at the flat. What is asbestos, are there any risks, can it be handled easily and Should I be concerned?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken on no account to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will mention possible asbestos during the survey and will suggest further investigation.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect could rain have on our new property in Watchet? Are repairs going to be expensive?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that this issue is often overlooked by buyers. For example, mildew or damp in the roof can often mean that the rainwater goods are damaged, and may lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home. Fortunately, these defects are generally easy to remedy, if not neglected. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.