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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Ives

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Ives

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Ives) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Ives

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in St Ives and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the St Ives property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Ives property's state of repair along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a St Ives Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the St Ives Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in St Ives.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish solid render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying brick to form a smooth and even finish. The effect is very grand in appearance and is found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is similar to plaster. It may contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and St Ives Homebuyer Reports can report any number of problems e.g. trapped water resulting in the render failing which need attention

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Conservatory

In a St Ives HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

Elements of the home which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1, but regular upkeep may still be required. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. An example defect for this is steps that spring or sag when used. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) should also be reported on.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in St Ives but are worried about pests. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. This issue should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in St Ives and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the St Ives property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Ives property's state of repair along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a St Ives Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the St Ives Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in St Ives.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish solid render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying brick to form a smooth and even finish. The effect is very grand in appearance and is found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is similar to plaster. It may contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and St Ives Homebuyer Reports can report any number of problems e.g. trapped water resulting in the render failing which need attention

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.



Conservatory

In a St Ives HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

Elements of the home which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1, but regular upkeep may still be required. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. An example defect for this is steps that spring or sag when used. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) should also be reported on.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in St Ives but are worried about pests. Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. This issue should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

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