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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dorset

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dorset

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Dorset) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dorset

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Dorset and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Dorset property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Dorset property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Dorset Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I want to lease I noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets, does a the Dorset surveyor advise the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in Dorset your RICS surveyor will comment on the electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This will include an overview of any revealed sections of the wiring in addition to issues like where to find the meter or consumer unit or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documentation from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a periodic test should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting). For guidance on domestic electrical systems, contact Cirrus , Hunters Lodge/Hogstock, Tarrant Rushton, Blandford Forum, DT11 8SB .

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller said that rotten beams had been a concern, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the property surveyor look into during the survey?

This is often asked by Dorset buyers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems. From decking to ceiling joists, every element of the roof must be reviewed. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Dorset, but it is a health and safety necessity. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a builder a quote for any suggested work. Call Derrick Pearce & Son of 12 Hendon Close, Highbridge, TA9 3LB on 07734 695043 for an estimate.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Dorset Dorset surveyor check possible flood damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Overflowing rivers, rain and tides could all cause major floods, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property in Dorset lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Dorset and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Dorset property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Dorset property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Dorset Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I want to lease I noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets, does a the Dorset surveyor advise the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in Dorset your RICS surveyor will comment on the electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This will include an overview of any revealed sections of the wiring in addition to issues like where to find the meter or consumer unit or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documentation from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey.



The IEE strongly advise a periodic test should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting). For guidance on domestic electrical systems, contact Cirrus , Hunters Lodge/Hogstock, Tarrant Rushton, Blandford Forum, DT11 8SB .

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller said that rotten beams had been a concern, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the property surveyor look into during the survey?

This is often asked by Dorset buyers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems. From decking to ceiling joists, every element of the roof must be reviewed. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Dorset, but it is a health and safety necessity. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a builder a quote for any suggested work. Call Derrick Pearce & Son of 12 Hendon Close, Highbridge, TA9 3LB on 07734 695043 for an estimate.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Dorset Dorset surveyor check possible flood damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Overflowing rivers, rain and tides could all cause major floods, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property in Dorset lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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