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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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Valuation
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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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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 Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bishops Waltham

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bishops Waltham

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bishops Waltham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wood frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bishops Waltham

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bishops Waltham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bishops Waltham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Bishops Waltham property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Bishops Waltham Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Bishops Waltham? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet heavy rain and the effect it can have on property in Bishops Waltham are rarely considered properly. Signs that gutters are blocked include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Bishops Waltham or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas flues?

A local surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for instance, as well as gas connected installations for example - fireplaces. However, the Bishops Waltham qualified RICS surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings nor will the surveyor conduct any tests on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in Bishops Waltham and noticed a gap below the skirting board in the living room. How could this affect the property, and what solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign. Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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 HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bishops Waltham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bishops Waltham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Bishops Waltham property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Bishops Waltham Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Bishops Waltham? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet heavy rain and the effect it can have on property in Bishops Waltham are rarely considered properly. Signs that gutters are blocked include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Bishops Waltham or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas flues?

A local surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for instance, as well as gas connected installations for example - fireplaces. However, the Bishops Waltham qualified RICS surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings nor will the surveyor conduct any tests on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in Bishops Waltham and noticed a gap below the skirting board in the living room. How could this affect the property, and what solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign. Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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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