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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bellingham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bellingham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bellingham) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard e.g. granite wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bellingham

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bellingham and which is cheaper?

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

If the Bellingham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bellingham property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bellingham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could heavy rain have on our new building? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that wet weather and the effect it can have on your home are not given enough thought. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are damaged include spalling on walls around drainage. This can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

The good news is that drainage problems are quite easy to remedy, if not neglected. Where this is not unblocked on a regular basis, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the mid-century home I am meaning to buy I think we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does the surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

During a Bellingham Building Survey the home surveyor should usually report on the overall electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous state.

This will include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection of open or exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox as well as possible problems relating to things like the whereabouts of the consumer unit or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Bellingham. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I get a full structural survey when considering a abandoned regency home in Bellingham as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently described as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available has actually been reclassified by RICS and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. When intending to buy an unconventional home such as a neglected house in Bellingham, it is the most appropriate survey to get. Subsequent to a thorough site survey of any accessible parts, the surveyor's formal report is delivered to the buyer specifying comprehensive and crucial professional advice in relation to the materials used for the construction of the house.

There will be a few limitations with any survey as a surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Bellingham building such as removing loft contents.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bellingham and which is cheaper?

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

If the Bellingham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bellingham property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bellingham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could heavy rain have on our new building? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that wet weather and the effect it can have on your home are not given enough thought. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are damaged include spalling on walls around drainage. This can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

The good news is that drainage problems are quite easy to remedy, if not neglected. Where this is not unblocked on a regular basis, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.



Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the mid-century home I am meaning to buy I think we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does the surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

During a Bellingham Building Survey the home surveyor should usually report on the overall electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous state.

This will include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection of open or exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox as well as possible problems relating to things like the whereabouts of the consumer unit or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Bellingham. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I get a full structural survey when considering a abandoned regency home in Bellingham as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently described as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available has actually been reclassified by RICS and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. When intending to buy an unconventional home such as a neglected house in Bellingham, it is the most appropriate survey to get. Subsequent to a thorough site survey of any accessible parts, the surveyor's formal report is delivered to the buyer specifying comprehensive and crucial professional advice in relation to the materials used for the construction of the house.

There will be a few limitations with any survey as a surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Bellingham building such as removing loft contents.

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