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Homebuyer
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Building
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Balby

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Balby

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Balby) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Balby

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Balby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Balby property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Balby property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Balby Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

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

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Balby are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Low-sloping downspouts would be reported here, for example.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the early 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Will a Balby House Survey look into this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with subsidence being a common example. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like a sticking door in the garage can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't get the reason to get a full structural survey when investing in a converted mid terrace bungalow in Balby as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit often referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many, they are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys If buying an unconventional Balby house e.g. a tatty house - Building Survey is the most suitable property survey. A RICS Building Survey portrays critical insight in relation to the houses construction materials in conjunction with any important technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas of the house.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Balby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Balby property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Balby property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Balby Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

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

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Balby are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.



The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Low-sloping downspouts would be reported here, for example.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the early 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Will a Balby House Survey look into this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with subsidence being a common example. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like a sticking door in the garage can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't get the reason to get a full structural survey when investing in a converted mid terrace bungalow in Balby as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit often referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many, they are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys If buying an unconventional Balby house e.g. a tatty house - Building Survey is the most suitable property survey. A RICS Building Survey portrays critical insight in relation to the houses construction materials in conjunction with any important technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas of the house.

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