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Home Buyers Survey in Wolverton

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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 Wolverton

    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 Wolverton

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

    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 Wolverton

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Wolverton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Wolverton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Wolverton property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Wolverton Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Substandard guttering

For the Wolverton HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. This section does not include any defects in a combined system. Too few roof drains, for example, is included in Section E.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has suggested subsidence is an issue affecting the house. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In some older houses cracks appear in the Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.