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Homebuyer
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in The Borough

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in The Borough

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in The Borough) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in The Borough

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in The Borough and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the The Borough property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the The Borough property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant The Borough Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to investigate downspouts? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on your property is usually overlooked. For instance, mildew in the attic will likely suggest that the rainwater goods are blocked. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, this is quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in The Borough. What input does a property surveyor in The Borough give? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built houses feature several advantages, but they will also experience several common problems, from crypto-florescence to horizontal cracking. The property surveyor will mention these, with directions for remedy. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Contact Bricklaying Services for a repairs estimate at 01305 766162 or 90 Radipole La, Weymouth, DT4 9RT.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Substandard guttering

On a The Borough HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

An example defect for this is missing downspouts. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. This section does not include blocked drains below ground.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the The Borough house or flat in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular The Borough house or flat, omitting sections as necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in The Borough and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the The Borough property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the The Borough property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant The Borough Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to investigate downspouts? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on your property is usually overlooked. For instance, mildew in the attic will likely suggest that the rainwater goods are blocked. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, this is quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in The Borough. What input does a property surveyor in The Borough give? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built houses feature several advantages, but they will also experience several common problems, from crypto-florescence to horizontal cracking. The property surveyor will mention these, with directions for remedy. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Contact Bricklaying Services for a repairs estimate at 01305 766162 or 90 Radipole La, Weymouth, DT4 9RT.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Substandard guttering

On a The Borough HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

An example defect for this is missing downspouts. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. This section does not include blocked drains below ground.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the The Borough house or flat in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular The Borough house or flat, omitting sections as necessary.

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