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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brampton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brampton

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Brampton) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brampton

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Brampton and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Brampton property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the Brampton property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Brampton property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Brampton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Brampton house but are worried about pests. Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Properties in Brampton are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Brampton generate lots of maintenance costs for buyers? What related issues should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Issues including salt contamination of affect many stone-walled Brampton homes. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Brampton are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Low Gelt Farm Sandpit, Low Gelt Bridge, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1CY for details. Call 01697 741915 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence may be a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Brampton and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Brampton property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the Brampton property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Brampton property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Brampton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Brampton house but are worried about pests. Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Properties in Brampton are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pest problems can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Brampton generate lots of maintenance costs for buyers? What related issues should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Issues including salt contamination of affect many stone-walled Brampton homes. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Brampton are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Low Gelt Farm Sandpit, Low Gelt Bridge, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1CY for details. Call 01697 741915 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence may be a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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