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Home Buyers Survey in Woolavington

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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 Woolavington

    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 Woolavington

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

    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 Woolavington

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Woolavington and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Woolavington property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Woolavington property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Woolavington Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when considering period property in Woolavington?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming a while ago by RICS. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a post 1950s unmodified property of typical building materials. A Building Survey is the correct selection in relation to the house described. Shortly after an exhaustive survey of the accessible parts, a formal report will be sent to the buyer specifying any notable professional advice about the construction materials used on the home. There will be certain limitations with a Building Survey because your surveyor wont be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Woolavington house e.g. removing loft contents. See the survey differences article for more detail on home buyers surveys in Woolavington.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence has been a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In general, homes in Woolavington are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks to a garage are a clear suggestion of subsidence. Fortunately, these are in many cases benign. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.