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Home Buyers Survey in Windermere

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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 Windermere

    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 Windermere

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

    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 Windermere

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Windermere and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Windermere property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Windermere property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Windermere Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Can your Windermere House Survey investigate this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil can create several issues for home owners. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Windermere home's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Windermere, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a maisonette proximate to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial waste. Of course nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries include hazardous chemicals. Health problems such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to South Lakeland Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Windermere property will include a property valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the report. When calculating the valuation the surveyor will use local Windermere market factors and other factors about the property for instance: state of repair Your Windermere surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use other assumptions e.g. there being no major problems.

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.

Additional local Windermere area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Windermere environmental issues like the area being prone to flooding, also being considered.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What advice would a Windermere property surveyor give for a 40s property with Dutch bond brick? Does render make a difference?

Brick-constructed properties in Windermere do benefit from many advantages, but they can also show signs of various issues and defects. These can include inadequate damp-proofing or thermal movement. For example, thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs and may require immediate attention. Build Pro should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 23 Kenry St, Tonypandy, CF40 1DE or 07851 437032.

A number of styles of brick building can be found across Windermere. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.