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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 Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Great Missenden

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Great Missenden

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Great Missenden) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for unconventional , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Great Missenden

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing 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 on a property in Great Missenden and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Great Missenden property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Great Missenden property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Great Missenden Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be covered. Ageing wood sidings, for example, is included in Section E.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed, but regular upkeep may still be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Great Missenden house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Can my Great Missenden Building Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include soil swelling. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, cracks along the kitchen floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Great Missenden, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Great Missenden, and will the residential surveyor inquire into possible flooding?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Great Missenden home enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Great Missenden and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Great Missenden property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Great Missenden property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Great Missenden Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be covered. Ageing wood sidings, for example, is included in Section E.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed, but regular upkeep may still be required.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Great Missenden house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Can my Great Missenden Building Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include soil swelling. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, cracks along the kitchen floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Great Missenden, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Great Missenden, and will the residential surveyor inquire into possible flooding?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Great Missenden home enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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