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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Retford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Retford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Retford) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Retford

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Retford and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Retford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Retford property, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Retford property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Retford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Retford.

Stucco is in fact dense render. Usually it is applied to brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is very appealing and is common on some Victorian homes. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Retford commonly focus on issues like trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking.

Another example of problems might involve attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-coating problems may be dear as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay a bit more for a full structural survey when buying regency townhouse in Retford?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification in 2010 by RICS. If planning to buy an altered house like an older house in Retford, it is the correct choice of home survey to go for. Approximately 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report will be emailed (pdf format) and posted to the prospective buyer specifying in depth and frequently critical professional advice on the construction materials used on the property.

There are certain restrictions with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Retford house e.g. removing loft contents.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a maisonette close to Cottam Ash Lagoons near PO BOX 4 and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: domestic rubbish. A huge number of sites affect many thousands of people in England including Retford. Risks include structurally instability. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Retford will consider structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to Bassetlaw Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Retford and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Retford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Retford property, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Retford property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Retford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Retford.

Stucco is in fact dense render. Usually it is applied to brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is very appealing and is common on some Victorian homes. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Retford commonly focus on issues like trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking.

Another example of problems might involve attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-coating problems may be dear as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.



Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay a bit more for a full structural survey when buying regency townhouse in Retford?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification in 2010 by RICS. If planning to buy an altered house like an older house in Retford, it is the correct choice of home survey to go for. Approximately 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible parts of the house, a formal report will be emailed (pdf format) and posted to the prospective buyer specifying in depth and frequently critical professional advice on the construction materials used on the property.

There are certain restrictions with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Retford house e.g. removing loft contents.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a maisonette close to Cottam Ash Lagoons near PO BOX 4 and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: domestic rubbish. A huge number of sites affect many thousands of people in England including Retford. Risks include structurally instability. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Retford will consider structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to Bassetlaw Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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