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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bubwith

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bubwith

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bubwith) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bubwith

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bubwith and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Bubwith property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Bubwith property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Bubwith Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Other external areas of the property

On a Bubwith HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular house or flat, omitting sections as necessary. Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Rotation of beams in a conservatory roof, for example, is included in Section E.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the current owner has made us aware that it has been partially constructed with Slate. What matters must we watch out for?

From Broadway Dark Cream Limestone to Wroxton Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings in Bubwith, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has said subsidence might be a concern impacting the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will often occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

Cracks to a window are a clear sign of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bubwith and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Bubwith property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Bubwith property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Bubwith Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Other external areas of the property

On a Bubwith HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular house or flat, omitting sections as necessary. Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Rotation of beams in a conservatory roof, for example, is included in Section E.



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the current owner has made us aware that it has been partially constructed with Slate. What matters must we watch out for?

From Broadway Dark Cream Limestone to Wroxton Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings in Bubwith, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has said subsidence might be a concern impacting the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will often occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

Cracks to a window are a clear sign of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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