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Valuation
Property
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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Which Home Survey is the best choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Strawberry Hill

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Strawberry Hill

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Strawberry Hill) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Strawberry Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Strawberry Hill and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Strawberry Hill property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Strawberry Hill property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Strawberry Hill property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Strawberry Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a converted stable. Will repairs costs be higher?

The age of a structure can often be problematic, and Properties showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. Speak to your surveyor for further advice.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a sixties house we want to buy it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Homebuyer Report in Strawberry Hill write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Strawberry Hill Home Survey a RICS surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state. A Surveyor is required to provide detail on issues like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Strawberry Hill.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Strawberry Hill .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1987-built home in Strawberry Hill and saw wall cracks in the living room. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. 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, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Strawberry Hill and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Strawberry Hill property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Strawberry Hill property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Strawberry Hill property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Strawberry Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a converted stable. Will repairs costs be higher?

The age of a structure can often be problematic, and Properties showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. Speak to your surveyor for further advice.

Shocking Electrics


When we visited a sixties house we want to buy it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Homebuyer Report in Strawberry Hill write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Strawberry Hill Home Survey a RICS surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state. A Surveyor is required to provide detail on issues like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Strawberry Hill.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Strawberry Hill .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1987-built home in Strawberry Hill and saw wall cracks in the living room. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. 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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