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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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stonehouse

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stonehouse

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Stonehouse) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stonehouse

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Stonehouse and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Stonehouse property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Stonehouse property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Stonehouse Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Stonehouse.

Stucco is just a form of render. Commonly stucco is layered over red brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly appealing and was common on some Georgian homes. It can contain lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Stonehouse Homebuyer Reports can discover issues such as trapped moisture culminating in problems with damp which need attention.

Another example of problems could include when the render has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Resolving problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has mentioned subsidence has been a problem affecting the house. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will often occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older houses cracks are revealed in warmer weather , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Cracks that appear quickly may suggest movement and subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Chimney stacks

On a Stonehouse HomeBuyer Report, what might a an red light rating mean for chimney stacks?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a house. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. Section E elements should be examined with binoculars. A non-functional draft inducer fan is an example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Stonehouse and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Stonehouse property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Stonehouse property's state of repair as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Stonehouse Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Stonehouse.

Stucco is just a form of render. Commonly stucco is layered over red brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly appealing and was common on some Georgian homes. It can contain lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Stonehouse Homebuyer Reports can discover issues such as trapped moisture culminating in problems with damp which need attention.

Another example of problems could include when the render has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Resolving problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has mentioned subsidence has been a problem affecting the house. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will often occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older houses cracks are revealed in warmer weather , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Cracks that appear quickly may suggest movement and subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Chimney stacks

On a Stonehouse HomeBuyer Report, what might a an red light rating mean for chimney stacks?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a house. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. Section E elements should be examined with binoculars. A non-functional draft inducer fan is an example.

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