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Home Buyers Survey in Wool

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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 Wool

    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 Wool

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

    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 Wool

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wool and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Wool property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Wool property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Wool Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Wool? Can my Wool Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Wool house will have an impact. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as cracks along the garage ceiling.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Wool, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns. E7 elements are visually inspected. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will be considered too. Leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch is an example of this.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does high levels of rainfall have on a property in Wool?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which rain has on Wool buildings is overlooked by house purchasers. For example, rotten roofing elements may indicate that the downspouts are under performing. Blocked rainwater goods can result in cracked foundations and subsidence.

Whether buying in Wool or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.