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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leominster

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leominster

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Leominster) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leominster

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Leominster property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Leominster property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Leominster Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we look into rainwater goods? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rain can have on Leominster buildings is rarely paid due attention. As an example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts can often mean that the drainage systems are damaged. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost.However, the damage caused, where not cared for, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1850s house with stone walls. Are there any major potential issues that we should be aware of?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone. 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. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Purchasers renovating homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Leominster, you can contact local suppliers.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A loose fitting sash window is an example of this.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike some more complex survey reports. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Leominster house, omitting sections as necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Leominster property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Leominster property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Leominster Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we look into rainwater goods? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rain can have on Leominster buildings is rarely paid due attention. As an example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts can often mean that the drainage systems are damaged. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost.However, the damage caused, where not cared for, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1850s house with stone walls. Are there any major potential issues that we should be aware of?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone. 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. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Purchasers renovating homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Leominster, you can contact local suppliers.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A loose fitting sash window is an example of this.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike some more complex survey reports. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Leominster house, omitting sections as necessary.

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