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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Nottinghamshire

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Nottinghamshire

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Nottinghamshire) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Nottinghamshire

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Nottinghamshire and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Nottinghamshire property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Nottinghamshire property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Nottinghamshire Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing an older property? What consequences will the property's slate roof have on upkeep?

Many purchasers hope to own a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. A property's age, however, can worry purchasers. Structures featuring traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional building materials may be required. This may result in higher ongoing expenses. Constructed in the 16th century, Holme Pierrepoint Hall in Nottinghamshire is a good example of a Medieval courtyard house.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence has been a concern impacting the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Generally, a builder will return to a new home within a few months in order to make repairs.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Nottinghamshire homes. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will wash soil away from the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In serious environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a property in Nottinghamshire. What should we expect a House Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Nottinghamshire surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Nottinghamshire and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Nottinghamshire property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Nottinghamshire property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Nottinghamshire Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing an older property? What consequences will the property's slate roof have on upkeep?

Many purchasers hope to own a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. A property's age, however, can worry purchasers. Structures featuring traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional building materials may be required. This may result in higher ongoing expenses. Constructed in the 16th century, Holme Pierrepoint Hall in Nottinghamshire is a good example of a Medieval courtyard house.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence has been a concern impacting the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Generally, a builder will return to a new home within a few months in order to make repairs.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Nottinghamshire homes. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will wash soil away from the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In serious environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a property in Nottinghamshire. What should we expect a House Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Nottinghamshire surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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Recent Nottinghamshire Surveyor Reports

  • Structural Movement discovered at this property

    By Scott Oke September 27th, 2012

    During a recent Building Survey on a detached home we noted a number of severe localised cracks alerting us that the building had undergone a general degree of movement (subsidence). The most important question when finding evidence of movement is to ascertain whether the movement is on...