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  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Leonards On Sea

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Leonards On Sea

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in St Leonards On Sea) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional such as wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Leonards On Sea

    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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Recent Home Surveys
in St Leonards On Sea

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Brook Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34

  • Building Survey
    Gensing Road, St Leonards-On-Sea, TN38-On-Sea, TN38

Home Buyers Survey St Leonards On Sea

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in St Leonards On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the St Leonards On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the St Leonards On Sea property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a St Leonards On Sea Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1975-built home in St Leonards On Sea and found that there is a 2mm gap between the dining room wall and the door frame. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey inspect?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence.

Cracks to a window frame are an obvious clue of subsidence, but they may be harmless. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. 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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check rainwater goods?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact wet weather can have on a residence is not given enough thought by property buyers. If you have investigated the property in warm weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include corroded downspouts. If you have suspicions, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. Where this is disregarded, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including commercial waste. Of course nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include structurally instability .

Building Surveys and valuations in St Leonards On Sea will note any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Hastings Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in St Leonards On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the St Leonards On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the St Leonards On Sea property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a St Leonards On Sea Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1975-built home in St Leonards On Sea and found that there is a 2mm gap between the dining room wall and the door frame. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey inspect?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence.

Cracks to a window frame are an obvious clue of subsidence, but they may be harmless. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.



Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. 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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check rainwater goods?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact wet weather can have on a residence is not given enough thought by property buyers. If you have investigated the property in warm weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include corroded downspouts. If you have suspicions, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. Where this is disregarded, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including commercial waste. Of course nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include structurally instability .

Building Surveys and valuations in St Leonards On Sea will note any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Hastings Local Authority and advise you .

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