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Homebuyer
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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Frampton Cotterell

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Frampton Cotterell

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Frampton Cotterell) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Frampton Cotterell

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Frampton Cotterell and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Frampton Cotterell property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the Frampton Cotterell property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Frampton Cotterell property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Frampton Cotterell House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying slightly more for a full structural survey when considering period house ?

Building Survey has taken over the Full Structural Survey following its new title a couple of years ago by RICS. We would suggest that you have the Building Survey for the house you are thinking of buying. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Frampton Cotterell house built out of conventional building materials. There are certain restrictions exist with any survey - a local Frampton Cotterell surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the structure of the property or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent said subsidence might be worth checking impacting the property. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes partially constructed with stone generate high upkeep costs for owners? Are there specific matters to consider?

From Stanton Moor Sandstone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled Frampton Cotterell homes. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Frampton Cotterell are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Frampton Cotterell and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Frampton Cotterell property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the Frampton Cotterell property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Frampton Cotterell property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Frampton Cotterell House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying slightly more for a full structural survey when considering period house ?

Building Survey has taken over the Full Structural Survey following its new title a couple of years ago by RICS. We would suggest that you have the Building Survey for the house you are thinking of buying. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Frampton Cotterell house built out of conventional building materials. There are certain restrictions exist with any survey - a local Frampton Cotterell surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the structure of the property or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent said subsidence might be worth checking impacting the property. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes partially constructed with stone generate high upkeep costs for owners? Are there specific matters to consider?

From Stanton Moor Sandstone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled Frampton Cotterell homes. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Frampton Cotterell are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

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