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Home Buyers Survey in West Croydon

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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 West Croydon

    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 West Croydon

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

    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 West Croydon

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Croydon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the West Croydon property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the West Croydon property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant West Croydon House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor mentioned subsidence might be a problem impacting the property. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be resolved. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a plaster decoration, simply as a result of settlement. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the thirties house I am intending to move into it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a the surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a West Croydon Homebuyer Report a qualified surveyor will typically remark on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a dangerous state of repair. A Chartered surveyor will also things like where to find the meter or consumer unit or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey in West Croydon. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey in West Croydon .

The IEE suggest an electrical check need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting).