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Home Buyers Survey in West Drayton

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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 West Drayton

    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 Drayton

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

    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 Drayton

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in West Drayton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the West Drayton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the West Drayton property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant West Drayton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the chartered surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by West Drayton home buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to roofing woes. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to decking, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A contractor in West Drayton with solid references should be able to assist with a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. What is asbestos and does the West Drayton HomeBuyer Report go into it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials e.g. shed roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in soil vent pipes.

All forms including white are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a West Drayton HomeBuyer report. They will mention potential asbestos and will offer advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home in West Drayton but are worried about pests - Will a RICS surveyor look into this?

West Drayton home buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your property surveyor.