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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gloucestershire

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gloucestershire

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Gloucestershire) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gloucestershire

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Gloucestershire property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Gloucestershire property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Gloucestershire property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Gloucestershire House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Gloucestershire and are looking for houses built with Dutch bond brick. What warnings would a Gloucestershire surveyor give?

Brick-constructed structures in Gloucestershire do benefit from many advantages in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also show signs of a number of issues, such as thermal movement. For instance, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and should be taken very seriously. James Alan may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01305 759673 or 102 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, DT4 0AG.

Gloucestershire home purchasers may need to consider that selection of different courses and brick making techniques are found in many homes built in this country. For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider renegotiating the price of the Gloucestershire property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when buying an older property? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Vernacular architecture can concern buyers, and Gloucestershire structures employing traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. Erected between 1493 and 1506, Old Manse in Wotton-Under-Edge is a traditional house of the time.

Substandard guttering

On a Gloucestershire HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground. Poor quality or inefficient downspouts is one defect applicable to this section.

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Gloucestershire property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Gloucestershire property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Gloucestershire property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Gloucestershire House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Gloucestershire and are looking for houses built with Dutch bond brick. What warnings would a Gloucestershire surveyor give?

Brick-constructed structures in Gloucestershire do benefit from many advantages in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also show signs of a number of issues, such as thermal movement. For instance, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and should be taken very seriously. James Alan may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01305 759673 or 102 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, DT4 0AG.



Gloucestershire home purchasers may need to consider that selection of different courses and brick making techniques are found in many homes built in this country. For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider renegotiating the price of the Gloucestershire property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when buying an older property? What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Vernacular architecture can concern buyers, and Gloucestershire structures employing traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. Erected between 1493 and 1506, Old Manse in Wotton-Under-Edge is a traditional house of the time.

Substandard guttering

On a Gloucestershire HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground. Poor quality or inefficient downspouts is one defect applicable to this section.

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

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