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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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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Property
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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Godalming

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Godalming

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Godalming) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Godalming

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

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Recent Home Surveys
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    School Cottage, Peaslake, Surrey, GU5

  • HomeBuyer Report
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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Godalming and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Godalming property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Godalming property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Godalming Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Does a Godalming HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the lounge wall to a hard-to-open lounge door.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Godalming.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Typically it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency buildings. It is similar to plaster or mortar. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Godalming Building Surveys frequently focus on any number of problems for example trapped water leading to the surface breaking. Other issues might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we intend to acquire, it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does a surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Godalming your surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the open sections of the wiring as well as concerns such as reporting on the state of the visible wiring or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Godalming. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical check need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Godalming and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Godalming property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Godalming property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Godalming Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Does a Godalming HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the lounge wall to a hard-to-open lounge door.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Godalming.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Typically it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency buildings. It is similar to plaster or mortar. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Godalming Building Surveys frequently focus on any number of problems for example trapped water leading to the surface breaking. Other issues might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we intend to acquire, it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does a surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Godalming your surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the open sections of the wiring as well as concerns such as reporting on the state of the visible wiring or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Godalming. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical check need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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