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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 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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Abingdon

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Abingdon

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Abingdon) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for unconventional , for example thatched or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Abingdon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Abingdon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Abingdon property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Abingdon property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Abingdon Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco coated semi detached home in Abingdon which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a form of render. Commonly it is layered over red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian homes. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Abingdon frequently reveal any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture leading to the surface breaking. Other potential problems may include sulphate attack from sulphates derived from wet brickwork. Remedying problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a property surveyor search for any flooding?

The lives of many owners in Abingdon and across the UK have suffered as a result of flooding; sensible owners and home purchasers in Abingdon are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Abingdon, such as via badly fitted air bricks.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Abingdon property and the estate agent has stated that it has been built with York stone. Which matters should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties in Abingdon, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in the construction of doors and windows. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify 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. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. H Tuckwell & Sons Ltd, Thrupp Lane, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3NG, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01235 521251 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Abingdon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Abingdon property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Abingdon property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Abingdon Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco coated semi detached home in Abingdon which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a form of render. Commonly it is layered over red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian homes. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Abingdon frequently reveal any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture leading to the surface breaking. Other potential problems may include sulphate attack from sulphates derived from wet brickwork. Remedying problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.



Damage resulting from flooding

Does a property surveyor search for any flooding?

The lives of many owners in Abingdon and across the UK have suffered as a result of flooding; sensible owners and home purchasers in Abingdon are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Abingdon, such as via badly fitted air bricks.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Abingdon property and the estate agent has stated that it has been built with York stone. Which matters should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties in Abingdon, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in the construction of doors and windows. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify 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. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. H Tuckwell & Sons Ltd, Thrupp Lane, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3NG, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01235 521251 for more information.

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