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Homebuyer
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Building
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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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What property survey is the correct choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Midsomer Norton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Midsomer Norton

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Midsomer Norton) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Midsomer Norton

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Midsomer Norton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Midsomer Norton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Midsomer Norton property's state of repair along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Midsomer Norton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a Midsomer Norton HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of Condition rating 2 defects affecting 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

Flat and sloping roofs are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report. A blistered or 'alligatoring' roof covering is one defect applicable to this section.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Midsomer Norton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require

urgent work, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Midsomer Norton property. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials including fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fire doors. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to remove it and expert advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and should offer advice.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Midsomer Norton and are looking for houses built with Sussex bond brick. What recommendations will a surveyor in Midsomer Norton make? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed converted property demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also be affected by diverse problems. This could be anything from signs of movement to crypto-florescence. A defect requiring immediate attention is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Brain Andrew H should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01453 521361 or 65 Shepherds Leaze, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 7LJ.

As an example, stretcher bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Midsomer Norton converted property. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Midsomer Norton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Midsomer Norton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Midsomer Norton property's state of repair along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Midsomer Norton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a Midsomer Norton HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of Condition rating 2 defects affecting 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

Flat and sloping roofs are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report. A blistered or 'alligatoring' roof covering is one defect applicable to this section.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Midsomer Norton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require



urgent work, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Midsomer Norton property. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials including fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fire doors. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to remove it and expert advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and should offer advice.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Midsomer Norton and are looking for houses built with Sussex bond brick. What recommendations will a surveyor in Midsomer Norton make? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed converted property demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also be affected by diverse problems. This could be anything from signs of movement to crypto-florescence. A defect requiring immediate attention is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Brain Andrew H should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01453 521361 or 65 Shepherds Leaze, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 7LJ.

As an example, stretcher bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Midsomer Norton converted property. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

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