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Build up the knowledge of your new home.

All houses are different, even when they look the same. That's why we believe it's important to have the best information available so you can act quickly to tackle any potential problems before they become serious defects.

Scroll over the elements that build your home to understand more about the potential defects that may arise, and what they look like.

 
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Loose slate or tiles External Walls External Timber Decay Gutters and Rain Water Pipes
Loose slate or tiles

Loose slate or tiles

Usually easy to fix but as the roof ages, problems become more frequent.

Walls

Walls

Cracking, bulging, leaning - Is any movement ongoing? May be old or an ongoing and very significant issue.

External Timber Decay

External Timber Decay

Ground level too high relative to damp proof course or air bricks. Can allow water entry or cause internal damp issues.

Gutter and Rain Water Pipes

Gutters and Rain Water Pipes

Misaligned, cast iron that has split, leaks at joints. Repair through to replace depending on condition.


 

RICS Condition Report
 

The RICS Condition Report is a survey report which includes an inspection of your home, along with a section which provides you with advice for your Solicitors and a clear summary of the key risks associated with the purchase.

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RICS Homebuyer report
 

The RICS HomeBuyer Report will give you information on the condition of your property and advice to your Solicitor, plus a market valuation and insurance reinstatement cost. There will also be a dedicated section to provide advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance requirements.

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RICS Building Survey
 

The RICS Building Survey comprises a detailed property inspection with clear and impartial reporting on issues which should be taken into consideration. This comprehensive report will identify and analyse defects whilst providing options for remedial measures.

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