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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sturminster Newton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sturminster Newton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sturminster Newton) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sturminster Newton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sturminster Newton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Sturminster Newton property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Sturminster Newton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the vendor has suggested that it has been built with stone. What issues should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, salt contamination of being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sturminster Newton should be able to supply local stone.

To request additional information, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor. Marnhull Stone Quarries, Red La, Todber, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1HT, for example, could assist.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. textured coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to displace asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. You should never try to handle it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos during a Sturminster Newton building survey. Your Sturminster Newton surveyor should note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about pests on the street - How do we investigate further?

Properties in Sturminster Newton are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sturminster Newton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Sturminster Newton property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Sturminster Newton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the vendor has suggested that it has been built with stone. What issues should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, salt contamination of being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sturminster Newton should be able to supply local stone.



To request additional information, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor. Marnhull Stone Quarries, Red La, Todber, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1HT, for example, could assist.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. textured coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to displace asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. You should never try to handle it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos during a Sturminster Newton building survey. Your Sturminster Newton surveyor should note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about pests on the street - How do we investigate further?

Properties in Sturminster Newton are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential.

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