There is often confusion between a structural survey and a structural engineer further investigating, hence why the phrase structural survey is no longer used (instead now being called a Building Survey).
The HomeBuyer survey should have identified the area and reason for concern sufficient for further investigations to be accordingly focused there. It is likely the further investigations are required by a structural engineer, and the engineer should have reference to the HomeBuyer survey so they know the specific issue they need to further investigate. Such investigations may require invasive access in order to more fully assess.
For more information about subsidence and structural movement in a property, we have a helpful guide to subsidence that may be able to offer you information about treatments for subsidence and the necessary legal documentation.
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