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Homebuyer
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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 Newport

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Newport

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Newport) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Newport

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This 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 opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Newport and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Newport property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Newport Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Newport, what warnings would the surveyor give for residences with rat-trap bond walls?

Newport brick-walled residential property can show signs of distinct issues, from DPC failure to cracks. An issue of particular concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Terswin Brick Paving Ltd, Unit 1 Spring Farm/Moor Lane, Ivychurch, Romney Marsh, TN29 0AY on 01797 344266 for a quote for repair work.

Brick-build property have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, leading to a good selection of methods and styles.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated detached house in Newport.

Stucco is actually dense render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is very attractive and is common on some Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Newport Home Buyers Suveys commonly highlight any number of problems for instance trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking. Other potential problems could involve attack from sulphates derived from wet brickwork. Re-covering problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local expert try Dampers, 121, Elan Way, Caldicot, NP26 4PZ Tel. 07970 314319

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Does the Newport Building Survey cover this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to weather can cause costs and inconvenience for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Newport and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Newport property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Newport Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Newport, what warnings would the surveyor give for residences with rat-trap bond walls?

Newport brick-walled residential property can show signs of distinct issues, from DPC failure to cracks. An issue of particular concern is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Terswin Brick Paving Ltd, Unit 1 Spring Farm/Moor Lane, Ivychurch, Romney Marsh, TN29 0AY on 01797 344266 for a quote for repair work.

Brick-build property have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, leading to a good selection of methods and styles.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated detached house in Newport.

Stucco is actually dense render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is very attractive and is common on some Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Newport Home Buyers Suveys commonly highlight any number of problems for instance trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking. Other potential problems could involve attack from sulphates derived from wet brickwork. Re-covering problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local expert try Dampers, 121, Elan Way, Caldicot, NP26 4PZ Tel. 07970 314319

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Does the Newport Building Survey cover this?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to weather can cause costs and inconvenience for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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