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Homebuyer
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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cookham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional 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 Cookham

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cookham) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cookham

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Cookham and which is cheaper?

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

If the Cookham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Cookham property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Cookham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Cookham. Is there any London brick repair tips we should be aware of??

Brick-walled flats in Cookham can be affected by distinct issues. This could be anything from sulphate expansion to crypto-florescence. Your RICS surveyor should report on these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Dixey A J may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01892 836821 or 92 Allington Rd, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6AS.

A good selection of methods and styles of brick building can be found across the UK. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Cookham property. What should we look in to?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Cookham should be able to supply local stone.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we want to buy, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Cookham survey go into detail on the electrics?

During a Cookham Home Survey a RICS surveyor will usually comment on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. The RICS surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like checking any external or remote installations, for example external sockets. Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Cookham. Looking at any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Cookham .

The IEE suggest a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Cookham and which is cheaper?

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

If the Cookham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Cookham property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Cookham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Cookham. Is there any London brick repair tips we should be aware of??

Brick-walled flats in Cookham can be affected by distinct issues. This could be anything from sulphate expansion to crypto-florescence. Your RICS surveyor should report on these, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Dixey A J may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01892 836821 or 92 Allington Rd, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6AS.

A good selection of methods and styles of brick building can be found across the UK. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Cookham property. What should we look in to?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Cookham should be able to supply local stone.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we want to buy, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Cookham survey go into detail on the electrics?

During a Cookham Home Survey a RICS surveyor will usually comment on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. The RICS surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like checking any external or remote installations, for example external sockets. Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Cookham. Looking at any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Cookham .

The IEE suggest a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

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