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Homebuyer
Report
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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Downend

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Downend

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Downend) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this survey for unconventional , for example cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Downend

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Downend and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Downend property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Downend property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Downend Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will your Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian house in Downend.

Stucco is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Normally it is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Downend Building Surveys commonly focus on issues such as horizontal cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco can possibly result be when dampness below windows that causes large areas of detachment. Re-applying problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Other external areas of the property

In a Downend HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Rot and insect damage to a porch or conservatory's structure would be reported here, for example.

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate to what extent each defect requires attention.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I would need to consider if planning to buy a converted flat in Downend near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils. Surveyors in Downend must have relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and the bearing may have on the building. Property Prices will probably be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of them retaining their original character. However a growing number are falling into a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will advise whether the building looks to be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Downend Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments to the property may be advised but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Apex Law Llp are based in 3 The Pantiles, Bexley, London, DA7 5HH should be happy to advise. Tel: 01322 441442

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Downend and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Downend property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Downend property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Downend Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will your Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian house in Downend.

Stucco is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Normally it is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Downend Building Surveys commonly focus on issues such as horizontal cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco can possibly result be when dampness below windows that causes large areas of detachment. Re-applying problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Other external areas of the property

In a Downend HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Rot and insect damage to a porch or conservatory's structure would be reported here, for example.

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate to what extent each defect requires attention.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I would need to consider if planning to buy a converted flat in Downend near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils. Surveyors in Downend must have relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and the bearing may have on the building. Property Prices will probably be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of them retaining their original character. However a growing number are falling into a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will advise whether the building looks to be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Downend Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments to the property may be advised but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Apex Law Llp are based in 3 The Pantiles, Bexley, London, DA7 5HH should be happy to advise. Tel: 01322 441442

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