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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Newbury

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Newbury

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Newbury) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. granite wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Newbury

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Newbury and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Newbury property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Newbury property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Newbury Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am hoping to move into I saw that there were damaged electrical sockets, will a Homebuyer Report in Newbury report on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Newbury a qualified surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the open parts of the wiring or fusebox and other things, for example the whereabouts of the consumer unit. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the Homebuyer report in Newbury. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Newbury .

The IEE advise a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. What is asbestos, is there a danger, can it be easily dealt with and Should we pull out?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. paper lining. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in painted over ceilings. Technically all forms including white are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a single fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Professional removal of asbestos is dear but must be carried out by experts. Newbury Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will report on potential asbestos during the Newbury survey and should recommend professional testing.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when purchasing an older property in Newbury? Will upkeep costs be higher?

A building's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Houses constructed with traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information. Built between 1580 and 1580, Shaw House is an example of a traditional house in Newbury.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Newbury and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Newbury property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Newbury property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Newbury Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am hoping to move into I saw that there were damaged electrical sockets, will a Homebuyer Report in Newbury report on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Newbury a qualified surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the open parts of the wiring or fusebox and other things, for example the whereabouts of the consumer unit. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the Homebuyer report in Newbury. .



Examining the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Newbury .

The IEE advise a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. What is asbestos, is there a danger, can it be easily dealt with and Should we pull out?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. paper lining. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in painted over ceilings. Technically all forms including white are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a single fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Professional removal of asbestos is dear but must be carried out by experts. Newbury Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will report on potential asbestos during the Newbury survey and should recommend professional testing.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when purchasing an older property in Newbury? Will upkeep costs be higher?

A building's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Houses constructed with traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information. Built between 1580 and 1580, Shaw House is an example of a traditional house in Newbury.

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