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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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Valuation
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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
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 inspecting 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 indepth 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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Ongoing 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, unusually 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 property survey should I pick for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Abbeymeads

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Abbeymeads

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Abbeymeads) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Abbeymeads

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Helms Dale, Swindon, SN25

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Abbeymeads and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Abbeymeads property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Abbeymeads property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Abbeymeads Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Can you please explain the justification in spending a bit more on the full structural survey when looking into a un-loved detached property in Abbeymeads over a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often still called a Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is no longer available and this most technical survey has been given a new title by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the Building Survey. When purchasing a modified home such as a poor condition house in Abbeymeads, the Building Survey is now the best choice to get. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a post 1950s unmodified Abbeymeads property built out of standard construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. Around 3 days following an exhaustive survey of the accessible parts, a formal report will be forwarded to the prospective purchaser detailing in depth and serious information on the materials used for the construction of the house. There will be certain limitations with a property survey because a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Abbeymeads house for example removing the contents of cupboards.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

As part of Section E2, these elements are checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report. Debris blocking drainage on an asphalt roof, for example, is included in Section E. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Abbeymeads and found that the living room door frame was skewed. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Many homes in Abbeymeads are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Abbeymeads and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Abbeymeads property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Abbeymeads property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Abbeymeads Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Can you please explain the justification in spending a bit more on the full structural survey when looking into a un-loved detached property in Abbeymeads over a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often still called a Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is no longer available and this most technical survey has been given a new title by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the Building Survey. When purchasing a modified home such as a poor condition house in Abbeymeads, the Building Survey is now the best choice to get. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a post 1950s unmodified Abbeymeads property built out of standard construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. Around 3 days following an exhaustive survey of the accessible parts, a formal report will be forwarded to the prospective purchaser detailing in depth and serious information on the materials used for the construction of the house. There will be certain limitations with a property survey because a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Abbeymeads house for example removing the contents of cupboards.



Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

As part of Section E2, these elements are checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report. Debris blocking drainage on an asphalt roof, for example, is included in Section E. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Abbeymeads and found that the living room door frame was skewed. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Many homes in Abbeymeads are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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