HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Westcliff On Sea

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Westcliff On Sea

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Westcliff On Sea Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Westcliff On Sea

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Westcliff On Sea

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Westcliff On Sea) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Westcliff On Sea

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

Reviews

Westcliff On Sea Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Westcliff On Sea Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Westcliff On Sea

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Bridgwater Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0-on-Sea, Essex, SS0

  • Building Survey
    Westbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0-on-Sea, Essex, SS0

Home Buyers Survey Westcliff On Sea

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Westcliff On Sea and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Westcliff On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Westcliff On Sea property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Westcliff On Sea Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that the basement floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Westcliff On Sea house survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up moisture.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a home in Westcliff On Sea. What does a home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Westcliff On Sea homes that are otherwise ideal could unfortunately be experiencing roofing problems, such as. From the slates to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Westcliff On Sea, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder. Contact J.W of 100 Manners Way, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6PZ on 01702 340380 for a quote.

Building Surveys on houses

We are investing in an extended Victorian end of terrace home in Westcliff On Sea, is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as a Building Survey. It is the right property survey when buying an unusual house like a property in poor condition house. It will give thorough and often serious insight about the Houses standard of construction and repair on top of any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

. Read about the differences between survey specifics visit here.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Westcliff On Sea and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Westcliff On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Westcliff On Sea property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Westcliff On Sea Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that the basement floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Westcliff On Sea house survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up moisture.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.



Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a home in Westcliff On Sea. What does a home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Westcliff On Sea homes that are otherwise ideal could unfortunately be experiencing roofing problems, such as. From the slates to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Westcliff On Sea, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder. Contact J.W of 100 Manners Way, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6PZ on 01702 340380 for a quote.

Building Surveys on houses

We are investing in an extended Victorian end of terrace home in Westcliff On Sea, is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as a Building Survey. It is the right property survey when buying an unusual house like a property in poor condition house. It will give thorough and often serious insight about the Houses standard of construction and repair on top of any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

. Read about the differences between survey specifics visit here.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote