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Report
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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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What Home Survey should I select for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Osterley

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Osterley

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Osterley) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for non standard property such as stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Osterley

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Osterley property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Osterley property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Osterley Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to commission a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys are no longer available as a newer which has been named the Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a 60 year old or less unmodified Osterley house of normal construction materials. A Building Survey is certainly the most suitable choice for the house mentioned.

Typically a couple of days after a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the house a written report (digital and written copy) will be sent to the prospective buyer running through any notable insight about the condition of the home. There are some limitations exist with a property survey as a Osterley surveyor is not authorised (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the house or look into the internal condition of chimneys. External buildings (if permanent) will, in addition, be looked at as part of the process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by house purchasers who are aware that property can often hide damage to the roof. From slates to valley gutters, the roof structure as a whole should be investigated. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

The expense of felting a flat roof, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the agent has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Doulting stone. What matters must we watch out for?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Osterley houses. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Osterley property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Osterley property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Osterley Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to commission a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys are no longer available as a newer which has been named the Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a 60 year old or less unmodified Osterley house of normal construction materials. A Building Survey is certainly the most suitable choice for the house mentioned.

Typically a couple of days after a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the house a written report (digital and written copy) will be sent to the prospective buyer running through any notable insight about the condition of the home. There are some limitations exist with a property survey as a Osterley surveyor is not authorised (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the house or look into the internal condition of chimneys. External buildings (if permanent) will, in addition, be looked at as part of the process.



Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by house purchasers who are aware that property can often hide damage to the roof. From slates to valley gutters, the roof structure as a whole should be investigated. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

The expense of felting a flat roof, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the agent has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Doulting stone. What matters must we watch out for?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Osterley houses. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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