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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Easthampstead

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Easthampstead

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Easthampstead) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Easthampstead

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Easthampstead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Easthampstead property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Easthampstead property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Easthampstead Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Will your Easthampstead Building Survey look into this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Easthampstead surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor look out for on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Easthampstead that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The coating is highly appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties for example. It is similar to any other render. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Easthampstead commonly show issues which can include trapped water leading to the render failing

Another example of problems may include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Remedying Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Cromwell Sandstone. Problems which impact stone-built homes in Easthampstead can vary greatly, with issues like weathered stone being quote common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Easthampstead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Easthampstead property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Easthampstead property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Easthampstead Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Will your Easthampstead Building Survey look into this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Easthampstead surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.



Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor look out for on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Easthampstead that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The coating is highly appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties for example. It is similar to any other render. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Easthampstead commonly show issues which can include trapped water leading to the render failing

Another example of problems may include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Remedying Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Cromwell Sandstone. Problems which impact stone-built homes in Easthampstead can vary greatly, with issues like weathered stone being quote common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify.

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