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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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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alresford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alresford

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Alresford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for an unconventional property, for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alresford

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Alresford and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Alresford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Alresford property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Alresford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet conditions have on our new home in Alresford? Also, if there is a problem, will they be costly to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact heavy rainfall can have on buildings is rarely considered properly.

Signs that drainage are under performing include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, if not neglected. If poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Alresford subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be corrected. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Alresford, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Alresford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

They are visually inspected. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Missing gutters is one example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Alresford and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Alresford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Alresford property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Alresford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet conditions have on our new home in Alresford? Also, if there is a problem, will they be costly to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact heavy rainfall can have on buildings is rarely considered properly.

Signs that drainage are under performing include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, if not neglected. If poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Alresford subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be corrected. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Alresford, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Alresford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

They are visually inspected. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Missing gutters is one example.

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