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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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Valuation
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Valuation
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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What property survey is the right choice for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Forty Hill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Forty Hill

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Forty Hill) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Forty Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Forty Hill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Forty Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Forty Hill property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Forty Hill House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Forty Hill house surveyor search for flood damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: BBC News). Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a property in Forty Hill through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Forty Hill area likely to affect the property in Forty Hill also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The surveyor may ask the occupier if the property in Forty Hill has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Forty Hill.

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Forty Hill which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to an even finish. It is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency buildings. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Forty Hill frequently report potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, lateral cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems might be when dampness under windows that results in the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent warned us that access to the attic could be problematic, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our RICS surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

Residences in Forty Hill in otherwise fine condition could feature damage to the roof, including. From ceiling joists to dormers, the whole roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Forty Hill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Forty Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Forty Hill property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Forty Hill House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Forty Hill house surveyor search for flood damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: BBC News). Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a property in Forty Hill through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Forty Hill area likely to affect the property in Forty Hill also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The surveyor may ask the occupier if the property in Forty Hill has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Forty Hill.

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Forty Hill which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to an even finish. It is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency buildings. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Forty Hill frequently report potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, lateral cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems might be when dampness under windows that results in the render detaching requiring raking back and reapplying. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent warned us that access to the attic could be problematic, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our RICS surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

Residences in Forty Hill in otherwise fine condition could feature damage to the roof, including. From ceiling joists to dormers, the whole roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.

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