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Home Buyers Survey in Westerham

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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 Westerham

    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 Westerham

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

    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 Westerham

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Westerham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Westerham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Westerham property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Westerham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Westerham property will include a valuation and a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the property's value the valuer should use experience of property in Westerham and other considerations relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Westerham surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the ground is not land filled.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no problematic legal problems for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area assumptions like services, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Westerham home built in the early 30s, but it has clay foundations. Can your Westerham House Survey consider this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Drought, for instance, can have a shrinking effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a house proximate to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic waste material. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include methane gas generation .

Surveyors will examine any structural issues linked to the site. Your legal representative will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Tandridge Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .