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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 Survey should I select for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stoke Sub Hamdon

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stoke Sub Hamdon

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Stoke Sub Hamdon) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stoke Sub Hamdon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Stoke Sub Hamdon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Stoke Sub Hamdon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Sub Hamdon property's general condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Stoke Sub Hamdon House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could rain have on a house? Can damaged gutters decrease our property's value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, rain and the effect it can have on property are not given the attention it deserves. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the building survey search for flood damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before any water damage happens, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residence or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Stoke Sub Hamdon subsidence has been a problem. What subsidence information does the Stoke Sub Hamdon home survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Stoke Sub Hamdon surveyor will seek to find could easily be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Stoke Sub Hamdon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Stoke Sub Hamdon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Sub Hamdon property's general condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Stoke Sub Hamdon House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could rain have on a house? Can damaged gutters decrease our property's value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, rain and the effect it can have on property are not given the attention it deserves. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will the building survey search for flood damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before any water damage happens, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residence or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Stoke Sub Hamdon subsidence has been a problem. What subsidence information does the Stoke Sub Hamdon home survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Stoke Sub Hamdon surveyor will seek to find could easily be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

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