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Home Buyers Survey in Woolacombe

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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 Woolacombe

    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 Woolacombe

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

    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 Woolacombe

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Woolacombe property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Woolacombe property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Woolacombe House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a conversion constructed Wooton stone. Are there any major problems that we should be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

Incorrect specification of coating type to damp or defective walls can often cause problems for property with stone walls. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Woolacombe are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Woolacombe house and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Can we expect the Woolacombe Home Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Whether a property was built in 1703 or 2003, factors as varied as insect infestation or damp can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as cracks along the kitchen wall. There is a real benefit in booking a Woolacombe surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is an asbestos tank situated in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in coatings spayed on beams.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Woolacombe survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we need to be aware of when planning to buy a converted house in Woolacombe in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Woolacombe are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local considerations and any connection may have on the home and its value. The price of property tends to be more than prices outside the area due to them retaining their original character. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a state of neglect e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors are trained to advise whether the building is possibly in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Out of keeping changes that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.