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Homebuyer
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Building
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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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What Home Survey is the correct choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wick

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wick

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wick) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wick

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Wick and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Wick property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Wick property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Wick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a stucco home in Wick which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually just a form of render. Commonly it is applied to underlying brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is very appealing and is was often applied to Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Wick Building Surveys frequently show issues for example, horizontal visible cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems might be when dampness below windows which causes the render detaching. Re-coating problems with stucco may be dear as skilled tradesmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Wick properties at risk, and does a house surveyor check for possible flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are at a high risk of floods; sensible owners and buyers in Wick are right to consider precautions. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before water damage starts. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The alert level for the River Meon from Frogmore to Titchfield Haven., near to Wick of 'Flood Alert', was recently set by the Environment Agency at 04:22 on 20 Dec 2012.

*Accurate as of 4th January 2013

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Wick House Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are a range of frequently-occurring defects associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Wick and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Wick property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Wick property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Wick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a stucco home in Wick which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually just a form of render. Commonly it is applied to underlying brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is very appealing and is was often applied to Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Wick Building Surveys frequently show issues for example, horizontal visible cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems might be when dampness below windows which causes the render detaching. Re-coating problems with stucco may be dear as skilled tradesmen are becoming more difficult to find.



Damage resulting from flooding

Are Wick properties at risk, and does a house surveyor check for possible flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are at a high risk of floods; sensible owners and buyers in Wick are right to consider precautions. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before water damage starts. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The alert level for the River Meon from Frogmore to Titchfield Haven., near to Wick of 'Flood Alert', was recently set by the Environment Agency at 04:22 on 20 Dec 2012.

*Accurate as of 4th January 2013

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Wick House Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are a range of frequently-occurring defects associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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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