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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 Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hastings

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hastings

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hastings) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hastings

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Top Floor, Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34

  • HomeBuyer Report
    The Thorne, Guestling, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hastings and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Hastings property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Hastings property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Hastings House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Hastings. What aspects of the attic will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

This often causes anxiety for home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many residential properties can often hide roofing problems. From wind braces to rafters, the whole roof should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Hastings, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to Southern Roofing & Building of 4 Emmanuel Rd, Hastings, TN34 3LB on 01424 437503 for an estimate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be an issue for Hastings house? Can my Hastings Building Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Hastings property. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hastings property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in Hastings and the seller has informed us that it has been built with Beer stone. Are there specific related issues to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

From Hopton Wood Limestone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hastings and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Hastings property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Hastings property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Hastings House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Hastings. What aspects of the attic will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

This often causes anxiety for home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many residential properties can often hide roofing problems. From wind braces to rafters, the whole roof should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Hastings, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to Southern Roofing & Building of 4 Emmanuel Rd, Hastings, TN34 3LB on 01424 437503 for an estimate.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be an issue for Hastings house? Can my Hastings Building Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Hastings property. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hastings property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in Hastings and the seller has informed us that it has been built with Beer stone. Are there specific related issues to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

From Hopton Wood Limestone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

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Recent Hastings Surveyor Reports

  • Not all cracks are cause for alarm

    By Edmund Drewelus November 15th, 2012

    Mention cracks to most home buyers and they are understandably tempted to run a mile. However all too often the assumption that subsidence, at least to any meaningful degree, is an over reaction. This Hastings property is a prime example where there has been some movement in the...