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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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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What Survey should I choose for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brough

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brough

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Brough) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brough

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically 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 choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Brough and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Brough property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Brough property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Brough House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the building I am planning to move into, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses, will a Brough Homebuyer Report go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Brough Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. A Home surveyor should also report back on issues like inspecting the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that a PIR is carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What defects will the RICS Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated regency detached house in Brough that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just dense render. Typically stucco is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a very smooth surface. The effect is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian properties. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes reveal issues such as trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp. Other potential problems may involve sulphate attack from salts sucked out of bricks. Re-applying problems may be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Brough, and think we saw signs of insects in the toilet - What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Brough property may not be asked by the lawyer. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious, for example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. The chartered surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Brough property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Brough property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Brough House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the building I am planning to move into, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses, will a Brough Homebuyer Report go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Brough Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. A Home surveyor should also report back on issues like inspecting the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will be part of the survey.



The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that a PIR is carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What defects will the RICS Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated regency detached house in Brough that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just dense render. Typically stucco is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a very smooth surface. The effect is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian properties. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes reveal issues such as trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp. Other potential problems may involve sulphate attack from salts sucked out of bricks. Re-applying problems may be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Brough, and think we saw signs of insects in the toilet - What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Brough property may not be asked by the lawyer. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious, for example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. The chartered surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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