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Home Buyers Survey in Widdrington

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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 Widdrington

    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 Widdrington

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

    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 Widdrington

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Widdrington and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Widdrington property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Widdrington property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Widdrington Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will my HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with severe changes in the water table level and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a pronounced contracting effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the kitchen wall, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Widdrington surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco regency house in Widdrington that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is very grand in appearance and is found on Georgian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Widdrington surveyors can detail any number of problems such as lateral hairline cracking that describes the mortar joints underneath.

Another example of problems could be when water below windows that results in the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as craftsmen are getting harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of pests in the kitchen. What can we do?

Pests like carpet beetle larvae may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Widdrington. This issue should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to vermin can include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with carpet beetle larvae, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

Widdrington Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To estimate the value of the property your RICS valuer will factor in local Widdrington market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Your Widdrington surveyor will also consider materials used and will use key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Widdrington conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to Widdrington environmental concerns like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.