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Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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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
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy to understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of Surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more in depth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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On-going maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement Costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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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
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Advice for your Solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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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

BSc Dipl. HI MRICS, MRPSA

Ask Martin a question askasurveyor@surveyorlocal.co.uk

Updated: 11/02/16

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we are interested to buy we saw that there is an old fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in Leicester go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Leicester your surveyor should report on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This should include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the unconcealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of possible problems relating to things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey. Inspecting the documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey in Leicester .

The IEE recommend that an electrical check should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).

House Prices

I want to acquire a property in LE1 for around £163, 592. What things will a Leicester local surveyor take into account during a property valuation report ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property from the length of lease to whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. It often helps to put side by side house values achieved in the area for similar properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £149, 692, which is £13, 900 less than the asking price (£142, 329 was the blended house/flat average). 11, Whixley Road, Hamilton, Leicester, Leicester, Leicester, LE5 1BN a detached property sold for £234, 950 .

The most reliable way for you to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Leicester which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

The qualified surveyor will go to the house as well as considering the wealth of factors that might affect property prices.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties generate high upkeep costs for owners? Are there specific defects to consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects such as algae affect many stone-walled Leicester houses. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a Leicester expert. For example, Britains Heritage Ltd at Shaftesbury Hall, 3 Holy Bones, Leicester, LE1 4LJ may help.

Profile photo of Martin Tate

Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Leicester

BSc Dipl. HI MRICS, MRPSA

Ask Martin a question askasurveyor@surveyorlocal.co.uk

Updated: 11/02/16

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we are interested to buy we saw that there is an old fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in Leicester go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Leicester your surveyor should report on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This should include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the unconcealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of possible problems relating to things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey. Inspecting the documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey in Leicester .



The IEE recommend that an electrical check should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).

House Prices

I want to acquire a property in LE1 for around £163, 592. What things will a Leicester local surveyor take into account during a property valuation report ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property from the length of lease to whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. It often helps to put side by side house values achieved in the area for similar properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £149, 692, which is £13, 900 less than the asking price (£142, 329 was the blended house/flat average). 11, Whixley Road, Hamilton, Leicester, Leicester, Leicester, LE5 1BN a detached property sold for £234, 950 .

The most reliable way for you to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Leicester which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

The qualified surveyor will go to the house as well as considering the wealth of factors that might affect property prices.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties generate high upkeep costs for owners? Are there specific defects to consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects such as algae affect many stone-walled Leicester houses. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a Leicester expert. For example, Britains Heritage Ltd at Shaftesbury Hall, 3 Holy Bones, Leicester, LE1 4LJ may help.

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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...