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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 I pick for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Didcot

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Didcot

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Didcot) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard , for example timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Didcot

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Didcot and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Didcot property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Didcot property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Didcot Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we are hoping to move into we saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Homebuyer Report in Didcot go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Didcot Home Survey the surveyor should usually mention the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a hazardous condition. A professional surveyor is required to provide detail on potential areas for concern such as checking the state of fitted electrical appliances e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (5 if letting).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Didcot home and am concerned that the clay soil foundations have suffered some subsidence. Will the Property Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Didcot can have unwanted consequences. Specific issues include soil movement. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as cracked plaster. A Didcot surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Didcot building survey inquire into possible flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home will be secure against flooding. Both purchasers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flood damage occurs.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. The building surveyor may ask the vendor or agent if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Didcot and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Didcot property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Didcot property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Didcot Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we are hoping to move into we saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Homebuyer Report in Didcot go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Didcot Home Survey the surveyor should usually mention the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a hazardous condition. A professional surveyor is required to provide detail on potential areas for concern such as checking the state of fitted electrical appliances e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey.



The IEE advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (5 if letting).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Didcot home and am concerned that the clay soil foundations have suffered some subsidence. Will the Property Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Didcot can have unwanted consequences. Specific issues include soil movement. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as cracked plaster. A Didcot surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Didcot building survey inquire into possible flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home will be secure against flooding. Both purchasers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flood damage occurs.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. The building surveyor may ask the vendor or agent if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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