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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burnham On Sea

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burnham On Sea

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Burnham On Sea) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burnham On Sea

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

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  • Building Survey
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Home Buyers Survey Burnham On Sea

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Burnham On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Burnham On Sea property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Burnham On Sea property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Burnham On Sea Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the old property. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the building's roof will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

Houses in Burnham On Sea with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing problems like mould. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Burnham On Sea, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the building surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist

that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder from the area.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone create upkeep problems for residents? Are there specific potential issues to bear in mind?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include displacement. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos, can it be removed, ?

Asbestos is a noxious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in asbestos blocks. Technically all forms are potentially fatal and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. Never endeavour to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Burnham On Sea surveyor should report on possible asbestos risks and should recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Burnham On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Burnham On Sea property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Burnham On Sea property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Burnham On Sea Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the old property. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the building's roof will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

Houses in Burnham On Sea with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing problems like mould. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Burnham On Sea, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the building surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist



that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder from the area.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone create upkeep problems for residents? Are there specific potential issues to bear in mind?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include displacement. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos, can it be removed, ?

Asbestos is a noxious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in asbestos blocks. Technically all forms are potentially fatal and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. Never endeavour to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Burnham On Sea surveyor should report on possible asbestos risks and should recommend professional testing.

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