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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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Updated: 16/07/14

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Leicester, what suggestions can a Leicester property surveyor make for residences constructed with brick? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick converted property be subject to diverse problems, such as sulfate expansion. Such defects will be discussed in the report. A defect requiring immediate attention is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Phase Brickworks Ltd, 65 Woodford Rd, London, E7 0DJ on 020 8555 9991 for a quote for repair work.

Brick-constructred property are used in properties built throughout the ages, leading to a good selection of methods and styles. For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

Conseravation area

Will there be any things we need to be aware of when buying a home in Leicester near All Saints conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

All Saints is in a conservation area and has been classed as very bad by English Heritage, with medium vulnerability and deteriorating significantly. For detailed information visit their website or contact Jenny Timothy on 0116 252 7296. There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country, responsibilty for which lies with the local council. All Saints is monitored by Leicester City Council at New Walk Centre, Welford Place, Leicester LE1 6ZG. Contact 0116 252 7000. Your surveyor must have local knowledge of local issues and the relation they have with the building and its value. House prices will probably be enhanced which is down to the areas being preserved.

Surveyors can be expected to note if the home looks like it may be classified as such and Section I of the Leicester Homebuyer Report will advise additional due dilligence and enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Unconsented modifications to the property will also be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Bp Legal Solicitors are a local firm situated at 221 Belgrave Gate, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 3HT might be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 0116 253 6856

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Leicester include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

Leicester Homebuyer Reports a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement cost etimate. When calculating the valuation your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of Leicester and other things about the property for instance: desireability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and draw upon key assumptions such as it is connected to mains services .

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, such as stairway access to a flat or service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like flightpaths, which will also be factored in.

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...