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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Guisborough

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Guisborough

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Guisborough) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Guisborough

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Guisborough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Guisborough property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Guisborough property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Guisborough Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1971-built property in Guisborough and spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but bathroom floor dips noticeably. What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could comfortably be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree

roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Guisborough.

Stucco is just a kind of solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Guisborough surveyors frequently report potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, horizontal visible cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues could be when dampness gets in beneath sills which results in large areas of detachment. Re-covering Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with Kentish Rag stone walls. What potential issues should we be aware of?

From Grey Dunhouse Sandstone to Waddington Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built Guisborough homes can vary greatly, with issues like efflorescence being quote common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Guisborough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Guisborough property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Guisborough property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Guisborough Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1971-built property in Guisborough and spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but bathroom floor dips noticeably. What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could comfortably be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree



roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Guisborough.

Stucco is just a kind of solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Guisborough surveyors frequently report potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, horizontal visible cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues could be when dampness gets in beneath sills which results in large areas of detachment. Re-covering Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with Kentish Rag stone walls. What potential issues should we be aware of?

From Grey Dunhouse Sandstone to Waddington Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built Guisborough homes can vary greatly, with issues like efflorescence being quote common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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