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Home Buyers Survey in Woldingham

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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 Woldingham

    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 Woldingham

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

    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 Woldingham

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Woldingham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Woldingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Woldingham property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Woldingham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Defective door frame

For the Woldingham HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects impacting 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

External doors are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. Broadly speaking, where doors have obviously been replaced, relevant issues are considered. This can include overall quality, whether the frame provides adequate support, and building regulations have been met (e.g. FENSA and Certass). A rusting metal door frame is an example of a Section E defect.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for conducting the full structural survey in Woldingham instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys do not exist anymore as the Building Survey has now superseded it. Commission the RICS Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a non period unmodified house assembled from standard construction materials. There are several survey no go areas exist with any survey as a chartered surveyor cannot open up the structure of the property nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Woldingham home with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the home's roof will be investigated?

This is a common concern for home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Houses across Woldingham could feature roof maintenance problems, such as dry rot. From the purlins to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like laying tar paper or felt, 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. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Woldingham contractor a quote for any suggested work. Contact Tappenden of 22 Marks Rd, Warlingham, CR6 9SH on 01883 620300 for an estimate.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to look into downspouts, and does our Woldingham home buyers survey mention it? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which wet weather has on a residence is usually overlooked. For example, rusted iron elements indicate that the drainage systems are under performing, and may lead to overflowing or blocked sewage. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.