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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 Ingatestone

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ingatestone

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Ingatestone) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard property such as wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ingatestone

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ingatestone and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ingatestone property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Ingatestone property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Ingatestone Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a building near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: domestic waste material. Of course nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will flag up structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and Basildon Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Ingatestone are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how concerning each aspect of the report is. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Bowing, leaning or bulging brick walls, for example, is included in Section E.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I am interested to buy it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will the Ingatestone surveyor advise on the electrical system?

When performing a Building Survey in Ingatestone the RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. A professional surveyor is trained to focus on potential areas for concern such as verifying the state of repair of the fixed appliances e.g. water heaters or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ingatestone and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ingatestone property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Ingatestone property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Ingatestone Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a building near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: domestic waste material. Of course nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will flag up structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and Basildon Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Ingatestone are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how concerning each aspect of the report is. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Bowing, leaning or bulging brick walls, for example, is included in Section E.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I am interested to buy it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will the Ingatestone surveyor advise on the electrical system?

When performing a Building Survey in Ingatestone the RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. A professional surveyor is trained to focus on potential areas for concern such as verifying the state of repair of the fixed appliances e.g. water heaters or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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