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Home Buyers Survey in Water Orton

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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 Water Orton

    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 Water Orton

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

    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 Water Orton

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Water Orton and which is cheaper?

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

If the Water Orton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Water Orton property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Water Orton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a building next to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste. No one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries might include hazardous chemicals. Health problems such as birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Water Orton RICS surveyors will find structural defects connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as North Warwickshire Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in Water Orton and the vendor has told us that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. Which potential issues should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Water Orton properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Water Orton building with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for homebuyers. Homes throughout Water Orton will suffer roof maintenance problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the sheathing to the tie beams. Your 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. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor in the local area a quote for any suggested work. Call Action of 25 Orkney Croft, Birmingham, B36 0QA on 0121-240 1324 for a quote.