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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wiltshire

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wiltshire

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wiltshire) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wiltshire

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Wiltshire and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Wiltshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Wiltshire property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Wiltshire House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a ground floor flat in Wiltshire, does the building survey search for flood damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. The house survey may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Building Surveys on houses

If acquiring a poor condition period detached home in Wiltshire, do I need to upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled a Building Survey. When planning to buy an unusual Wiltshire property like a tatty house, it is now the most suitable survey to choose. It outlines comprehensive and often serious information in relation to the property's standard of construction and repair in addition to any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There are certain limitations with the survey because a RICS surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the Wiltshire building, an example being lifting up fitted carpets. Boundary walls and fences will, in addition, be looked at.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s house with stone walls. What should we look in to, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Problems which impact stone-built Wiltshire property can vary greatly, with issues like deteriorating bedding being quote common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes repointing mortar with a suitable material. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Wiltshire and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Wiltshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Wiltshire property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Wiltshire House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a ground floor flat in Wiltshire, does the building survey search for flood damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. The house survey may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.



Building Surveys on houses

If acquiring a poor condition period detached home in Wiltshire, do I need to upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled a Building Survey. When planning to buy an unusual Wiltshire property like a tatty house, it is now the most suitable survey to choose. It outlines comprehensive and often serious information in relation to the property's standard of construction and repair in addition to any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. There are certain limitations with the survey because a RICS surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the Wiltshire building, an example being lifting up fitted carpets. Boundary walls and fences will, in addition, be looked at.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s house with stone walls. What should we look in to, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Problems which impact stone-built Wiltshire property can vary greatly, with issues like deteriorating bedding being quote common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes repointing mortar with a suitable material. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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Recent Wiltshire Surveyor Reports

  • An example of spalled brick fascias

    By Martin Tate September 29th, 2012

    Spalling is caused by water being allowed to penetrate behind the front edge of brickwork or masonry. During cold spells the water freezes, causes the front edge to flake or “spall” away. As is often found in older properties, once the bricks begin to deteriorate due to frost action, it...