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Valuation
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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sherborne

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sherborne

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sherborne) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sherborne

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Sherborne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sherborne property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Sherborne property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Sherborne Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Sherborne - What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

This is frequently addressed by building surveyors. Homes throughout Sherborne can be hiding serious roofing problems, such as. From slates to roof battens, every part of the roof must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Speak to Glover Paul C of 1 Mitchelmore Rd, Yeovil, BA21 4BA on 01935 474636 for an estimate.

External walls

For the Sherborne HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Walls built with hollow bricks that have been laid improperly on their sides, for example, would be reported here.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Sherborne are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give home purchasers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Sherborne and are looking for a residence with rat-trap bond walls. What advice would you give?

Brick-constructed conversions in Sherborne demonstrate several benefits, but they can also indicate various issues and defects. This could be anything from badly applied render to frost damage. A serious concern is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Moses A, Liverpool Ho/Hall St, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 2LE on 01978 842416 for a quote for repair work.

For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Sherborne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sherborne property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Sherborne property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Sherborne Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Sherborne - What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

This is frequently addressed by building surveyors. Homes throughout Sherborne can be hiding serious roofing problems, such as. From slates to roof battens, every part of the roof must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Speak to Glover Paul C of 1 Mitchelmore Rd, Yeovil, BA21 4BA on 01935 474636 for an estimate.



External walls

For the Sherborne HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Walls built with hollow bricks that have been laid improperly on their sides, for example, would be reported here.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Sherborne are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give home purchasers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Sherborne and are looking for a residence with rat-trap bond walls. What advice would you give?

Brick-constructed conversions in Sherborne demonstrate several benefits, but they can also indicate various issues and defects. This could be anything from badly applied render to frost damage. A serious concern is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Moses A, Liverpool Ho/Hall St, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 2LE on 01978 842416 for a quote for repair work.

For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

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