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Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including We inspect roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy to understand format
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of Surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
Exhaustive report
a more in depth survey on construction, issues and defects
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
On-going maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
Building reinstatement Costs
Included for insurance purposes
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusual constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
Advice for your Solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.

Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leicester

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leicester

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Leicester) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for unconventional such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leicester

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.


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Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Leicester


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Updated: 23/07/15

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Leicester and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Leicester property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

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

For more information why not get an instant Leicester Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0845 519 9589 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor said that the had been a problem with loose tiles, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the roof of the structure be hard to organise?

This is often asked by buyers in Leicester who know that homes can often hide roof maintenance problems, such as dry rot. From wind braces to eaves, the whole roof will be taken into account. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers

must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing specialist in Leicester can provide an estimate. Contact Mitchell Roofing Specialist Of Hinckley of 200 Kirkby Road, Barwell, Leicester, LE9 8FS on 07860 478356 for a quote.

English Heritage

I am intending to buy a property near Bridge At Rearsby , will this affect the property's value?

Bridge At Rearsby is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other nearby sites of interest are Castle Mound, Iron Age Enclosure and Kibworth Harcourt Post Mill.. Your RICS surveyor will consider all local criteria during the home buyers survey in Leicester. Visit the English Heritage website for further information on Bridge At Rearsby.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there is a possibility of asbestos boards around radiators affecting the property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Buildings constructed prior to the mid 80's will in all probability include any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a pernicious material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including paper lining. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in painted over ceilings. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a single fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken not to disturb it. Professional advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of it will likely be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during a Leicester building survey. Your surveyor will report on suspected asbestos risks and should inform you of the options.

Recent Leicester Surveyor Reports

  • Blocked cement valley prevents drainage

    By Scott Oke September 29th, 2012

    During a recent Building Survey carried out on a 3-bedroom detached house in the North West, it was noted that there was a very narrow cement valley to the side of the roof, blocked by debris and weeds, preventing good drainage. In and of itself, this was not a dramatic issue, and could be easily...

  • Weeds growing through flat roof in poor repair

    By Stewart Heasman September 29th, 2012

    Questions from potential buyers about the state of a property's roof are very common due to the high cost of repair. The time required to carry out roof repairs can also often mean serious disruption for new home owners. Over the past few decades, bituminous felt roofs (often referred to as...