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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chantry

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chantry

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chantry) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chantry

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chantry and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Chantry property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chantry property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chantry House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Chantry residential property what can 'E7' refer to?

One example issue could be sagging railings. This section covers conservatories and porches. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will also be mentioned in the report. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Chantry, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will a House Survey look into this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the garage floor, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw a gap below the skirting board in the kitchen when we last viewed the home. What subsidence issues will the home survey consider?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the building's structure and causing movement. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chantry and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Chantry property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chantry property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chantry House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Chantry residential property what can 'E7' refer to?

One example issue could be sagging railings. This section covers conservatories and porches. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will also be mentioned in the report. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Chantry, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will a House Survey look into this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the garage floor, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw a gap below the skirting board in the kitchen when we last viewed the home. What subsidence issues will the home survey consider?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the building's structure and causing movement. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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