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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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Which building survey is the right choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whittlesey

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whittlesey

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Whittlesey) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whittlesey

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Whittlesey and which is cheaper?

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

If the Whittlesey property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Whittlesey property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Whittlesey Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there is a danger of flaky asbestos roof tiles in existence at the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in asbestos blocks.

All forms including Chrysotile are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Whittlesey survey. They will note suspected asbestos and will offer advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of vermin in the attic - What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to an infestation can include use of poison and removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe house longhorn beetle, or any pest, may be present, request that your property surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Whittlesey property built in the late 40s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Property Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking window frames or small cracks in the drawing room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Whittlesey and which is cheaper?

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

If the Whittlesey property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Whittlesey property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Whittlesey Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there is a danger of flaky asbestos roof tiles in existence at the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in asbestos blocks.

All forms including Chrysotile are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Whittlesey survey. They will note suspected asbestos and will offer advice.



Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of vermin in the attic - What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to an infestation can include use of poison and removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe house longhorn beetle, or any pest, may be present, request that your property surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Whittlesey property built in the late 40s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Property Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking window frames or small cracks in the drawing room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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