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Home Buyers Survey in Wigston

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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 Wigston

    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 Wigston

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

    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 Wigston

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Wigston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Wigston property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Wigston property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Wigston House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Wigston Property Survey discuss soil composition the report, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies.

Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will high levels of rainfall have on our new home? Also, if there are problems, will they be disruptive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Wigston and across the country, but the effect which rainfall has on property in Wigston is not considered. If you have only seen the home on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include rusted iron elements. In most cases, drainage problems are quite easy to remedy.However, the damage caused, where not maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Other external areas of the property

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give some examples of a green light rating defects for factors covered in Section E?

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the Wigston property is in a good state, but maintenance may still be necessary. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Wigston are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

One example issue could be ledger board problems. This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.