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Home Buyers Survey in Whiteley

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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 Whiteley

    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 Whiteley

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

    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 Whiteley

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Whiteley and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Whiteley property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Whiteley House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

In the HomeBuyer Report what are common Condition rating 3 defects for 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The drainage system is inspected visually, where access is possible. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere combined system problems. Clogged downspouts is an example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in Whiteley are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will a Whiteley Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Whiteley.

Stucco is actually just a form of render. Typically stucco is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is highly appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. The composition is similar to plaster in its nature. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Whiteley Home Buyers Suveys commonly detail potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water leading to damp problems which need attention.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a barn conversion in Whiteley. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Some purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character. Vernacular architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Buildings employing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. If you have doubts, speak to the surveyor for more detail.