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  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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Valuation
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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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Which building survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bowness On Windermere

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bowness On Windermere

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bowness On Windermere) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bowness On Windermere

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bowness On Windermere and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Bowness On Windermere property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Bowness On Windermere property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bowness On Windermere Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor check the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation at the home, in addition to gas related installations such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Bowness On Windermere RICS surveyor won't remove external fittings and will not carry out any tests whatsoever on the system or appliances. Gas can be dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Cumbria based local Gas Safe registered companies include Priory Plumbing & Gas of White Moss, 6 Priory Gardens, Windermere, Cumbria Tel. 07881 954993 and Tom Irving Plumbing & Heating of Applethwaite House, 1 Upper Oak Street, Windermere, Cumbria Tel. 07880 862351.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Bowness On Windermere, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent each defect requires attention. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent.

For a Bowness On Windermere home, one example could be foundations of non-structural walls which are weak or completely missing. All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a house in Bowness On Windermere and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bowness On Windermere and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Bowness On Windermere property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Bowness On Windermere property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bowness On Windermere Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor check the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation at the home, in addition to gas related installations such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Bowness On Windermere RICS surveyor won't remove external fittings and will not carry out any tests whatsoever on the system or appliances. Gas can be dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Cumbria based local Gas Safe registered companies include Priory Plumbing & Gas of White Moss, 6 Priory Gardens, Windermere, Cumbria Tel. 07881 954993 and Tom Irving Plumbing & Heating of Applethwaite House, 1 Upper Oak Street, Windermere, Cumbria Tel. 07880 862351.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .



External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Bowness On Windermere, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent each defect requires attention. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent.

For a Bowness On Windermere home, one example could be foundations of non-structural walls which are weak or completely missing. All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a house in Bowness On Windermere and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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