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Home Buyers Survey in Woking

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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 Woking

    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 Woking

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Woking and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Woking property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Woking property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Woking Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a surveyor check out the state of repair of the gas flues?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey any easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas connected fixtures like chimney breasts. Your Woking RICS surveyor won't actually remove external fittings or housings and he or she won't do any tests on the system or appliances. Gas can be dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer without delay.

Gas Safe Register firms in Woking include Mulgas Limited of 22 Hawthorn Road, Ripley, Woking, Surrey Tel. 08454604800 and Bilal Plumbing & Heating Services of 45 Windsor Way, Woking, Surrey Tel. 07957112245.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Woking property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Woking House Survey look into this?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil. Specific issues include soil swelling. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as cracked plaster. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Woking Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a Reinstatement Cost included in the cost of the survey. To work out the valuation the valuer will combine local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair The valuer will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions like there being no significant defects. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there is an absence of any significant legal problems like there being no on going disputes. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Woking? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Woking and across the country, but wet conditions and the effect it can have on property in Woking are usually overlooked. For example, rusted iron elements indicate that the downspouts are at risk. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Fortunately, this is generally easy to resolve.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Woking - What advice would the Woking property surveyor give in their report?

This is frequently addressed by property surveyors. Houses across Woking can be hiding serious roofing woes, like damp. From sheeting to tie beams, the roof structure as a whole will be considered, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Woking builder can provide one.