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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 is the right choice for my prospective home purchase in Chilwell?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chilwell

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chilwell

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Chilwell) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chilwell

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chilwell and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chilwell property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works on the Chilwell property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Chilwell property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Chilwell House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Chilwell properties at risk, and does a house surveyor look for signs of flooding damage, or if other properties have been affected?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Chilwell house is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Chilwell area likely to affect the home also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The Environment Agency confirm that no warnings have been for Chilwell.

*Information accurate 04/01/2013

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes

The Homebuyer Report includes a surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To ascertain the value of the property your independent surveyor will refer to area knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors don't factor in things like sales incentives.

Additional local Chilwell area assumptions, such as stairway access to a maisonette or services, are made in addition to environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. What does the Chilwell house surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Chilwell homes in otherwise fine condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to gables. Your surveyors in Chilwell may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

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 roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chilwell and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chilwell property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works on the Chilwell property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Chilwell property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Chilwell House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Chilwell properties at risk, and does a house surveyor look for signs of flooding damage, or if other properties have been affected?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Chilwell house is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Chilwell area likely to affect the home also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.



The Environment Agency confirm that no warnings have been for Chilwell.

*Information accurate 04/01/2013

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes

The Homebuyer Report includes a surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To ascertain the value of the property your independent surveyor will refer to area knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors don't factor in things like sales incentives.

Additional local Chilwell area assumptions, such as stairway access to a maisonette or services, are made in addition to environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. What does the Chilwell house surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Chilwell homes in otherwise fine condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to gables. Your surveyors in Chilwell may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

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 roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

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