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Valuation
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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 Isle Of Wight

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Isle Of Wight

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Isle Of Wight) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example mundic or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Isle Of Wight

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    Wood Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33

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    High Street, Ventnor, PO38

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Isle Of Wight and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Isle Of Wight property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Isle Of Wight property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Isle Of Wight Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Isle Of Wight?

I find it odd that the impact high levels of rainfall can have on Isle Of Wight property is often overlooked by house purchasers. If you have visited the new home on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include spalling on walls around drainage, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Isle Of Wight. Is there any Scottish bond repair tips we should be aware of?? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick Isle Of Wight apartments will be affected by numerous defects. These can include moisture damage or spalling. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Excel Construction of 151 Stakes Rd, Waterlooville, PO7 5PN on 023 9226 6002.

Brick-build property have been used across the country for centuries, leading to a range of courses arrangements and colours.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can the Isle Of Wight Building Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like checking that the downpipe drains correctly can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Isle Of Wight and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Isle Of Wight property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Isle Of Wight property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Isle Of Wight Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Isle Of Wight?

I find it odd that the impact high levels of rainfall can have on Isle Of Wight property is often overlooked by house purchasers. If you have visited the new home on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include spalling on walls around drainage, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Isle Of Wight. Is there any Scottish bond repair tips we should be aware of?? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick Isle Of Wight apartments will be affected by numerous defects. These can include moisture damage or spalling. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Excel Construction of 151 Stakes Rd, Waterlooville, PO7 5PN on 023 9226 6002.

Brick-build property have been used across the country for centuries, leading to a range of courses arrangements and colours.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can the Isle Of Wight Building Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like checking that the downpipe drains correctly can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

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