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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leicestershire

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home constructed from 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 Leicestershire

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Leicestershire) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leicestershire

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Leicestershire and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Leicestershire property is an apartment, or is 100 or more 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 make any works or an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Leicestershire property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Leicestershire Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence is a concern impacting the house. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and

rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how concerning each aspect of the report is. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns. The drainage system is inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground. Poor quality or inefficient downspouts is an example.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I need to consider when purchasing a period property in Leicestershire inside Ratby conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

Ratby is in a conservation area and has been classed as very bad by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating. For more information visit their website or contact the conservation area administrator. There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local councils. Leicestershire surveyors need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any relation may have with the property. Property values will be inflated which is down to them being preserved.

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you if the planned purchase could be is designated and Section I of a Leicestershire Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are raised during the legal process. Unauthorised adjustments to the building will also be advised but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Leicestershire and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Leicestershire property is an apartment, or is 100 or more 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 make any works or an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Leicestershire property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Leicestershire Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence is a concern impacting the house. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and



rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how concerning each aspect of the report is. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns. The drainage system is inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground. Poor quality or inefficient downspouts is an example.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I need to consider when purchasing a period property in Leicestershire inside Ratby conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

Ratby is in a conservation area and has been classed as very bad by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating. For more information visit their website or contact the conservation area administrator. There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local councils. Leicestershire surveyors need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any relation may have with the property. Property values will be inflated which is down to them being preserved.

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you if the planned purchase could be is designated and Section I of a Leicestershire Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are raised during the legal process. Unauthorised adjustments to the building will also be advised but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

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Recent Leicestershire Surveyor Reports

  • Blocked cement valley prevents drainage

    By Scott Oke September 29th, 2012

    During a recent Building Survey carried out on a 3-bedroom detached house in the North West, it was noted that there was a very narrow cement valley to the side of the roof, blocked by debris and weeds, preventing good drainage. In and of itself, this was not a dramatic issue, and could be easily...

  • Weeds growing through flat roof in poor repair

    By Stewart Heasman September 29th, 2012

    Questions from potential buyers about the state of a property's roof are very common due to the high cost of repair. The time required to carry out roof repairs can also often mean serious disruption for new home owners. Over the past few decades, bituminous felt roofs (often referred to as...