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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Markfield

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Markfield

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Markfield) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Markfield

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Markfield and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Markfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Markfield property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Markfield House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the home we are meaning to lease, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses, does a surveyor report on electrical system condition?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Markfield a qualified surveyor will usually comment on the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous state. He or she will also give detail on concerns such as examining the condition of fixed appliances like storage radiators or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 15th Century cottage in Markfield. What consequences will the timber frame have on maintenance?

Many buyers in Markfield have considered buying a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Markfield homes constructed with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed buildings, Construction materials, such as original bricks, may be required. This may end up costing more than initially budgeted. Mention this to the building surveyor for more detail.

Deteriorated timber

For the Markfield HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be investigated. Loose wood sidings, for example, is included in Section E.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Markfield and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Markfield property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Markfield property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Markfield House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the home we are meaning to lease, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses, does a surveyor report on electrical system condition?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Markfield a qualified surveyor will usually comment on the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous state. He or she will also give detail on concerns such as examining the condition of fixed appliances like storage radiators or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.



The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 15th Century cottage in Markfield. What consequences will the timber frame have on maintenance?

Many buyers in Markfield have considered buying a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Markfield homes constructed with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed buildings, Construction materials, such as original bricks, may be required. This may end up costing more than initially budgeted. Mention this to the building surveyor for more detail.

Deteriorated timber

For the Markfield HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be investigated. Loose wood sidings, for example, is included in Section E.

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