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Home Buyers Survey in Wimborne

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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 Wimborne

    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 Wimborne

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

    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 Wimborne

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Wimborne and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Wimborne property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works on the Wimborne property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Wimborne property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Wimborne House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the home. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the building's structure and causing movement. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a warehouse conversion in Wimborne. What consequences will the age have on repairs?

Many purchasers plan to buy property with real personality. For traditionally-built Wimborne property, age, however, can often be problematic. Homes built using traditional methods can be a chore to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Grade I listed property. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your Wimborne surveyor for more information.

Conservation area

Are there any things we would be advised to consider when intending to buy a home in Wimborne in the vicinity of a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have relevant knowledge of relevant local area issues and the bearing may have on the home and its value. House prices is, more often than not, enhanced because of the areas retaining their original character. However a large number have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors can be expected to tell you if the home is/might be classified as such and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are raised as part of the legal process. Unapproved extensions to the building may also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the lawyer.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a house partially constructed Clipsham stone. Are there specific related issues to consider, and what will the survey reveal?

Poor use of coating can often cause problems for Wimborne houses with stone walls. Issues including cracks affect many stone-walled Wimborne houses.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Wimborne should be able to supply local stone.

To find a specific quarried stone, speak to a Wimborne specialist, such as Stone Zone, 13 Cobham Rd, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, BH21 7PE.