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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Little Burstead

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Little Burstead

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Little Burstead) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Little Burstead

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Little Burstead and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Little Burstead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Little Burstead property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Little Burstead Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Little Burstead HomeBuyer Report check for signs of flood damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses and flats are at a high risk of flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property, such as via badly fitted air bricks.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the home purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Little Burstead that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of solid render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to an even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is found on Georgian properties. Stucco is almost exactly the same as plaster. It can have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Little Burstead Home Buyers Suveys commonly show any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp needing repair. Other potential problems might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built homes be problematic. Which related issues should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Portland Fancy Beach Limestone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes in Little Burstead, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Little Burstead and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Little Burstead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Little Burstead property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Little Burstead Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Little Burstead HomeBuyer Report check for signs of flood damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses and flats are at a high risk of flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property, such as via badly fitted air bricks.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the home purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Little Burstead that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of solid render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to an even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is found on Georgian properties. Stucco is almost exactly the same as plaster. It can have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Little Burstead Home Buyers Suveys commonly show any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp needing repair. Other potential problems might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built homes be problematic. Which related issues should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Portland Fancy Beach Limestone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes in Little Burstead, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

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