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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
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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wollaston

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wollaston

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wollaston) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wollaston

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Wollaston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Wollaston property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Wollaston property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Wollaston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with deteriorated flashing, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What advice would the chartered surveyor give in their report?

This is a common concern for buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. A large number of properties can often hide damage to the roof. From clay tiles to valley gutters, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. The surveyors in Wollaston could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme

cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a builder in Wollaston a quote for any suggested work.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco regency house in Wollaston.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Wollaston surveyors commonly show defects for instance lateral pattern like cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems may be when moisture enters under DPCs which causes the render detaching. Re-coating problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Wollaston, and think we saw signs of vermin in the bathroom - Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Scare stories about building vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as woodworm as minor annoyances. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. As some vermin can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Wollaston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Wollaston property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Wollaston property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Wollaston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with deteriorated flashing, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What advice would the chartered surveyor give in their report?

This is a common concern for buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. A large number of properties can often hide damage to the roof. From clay tiles to valley gutters, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. The surveyors in Wollaston could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme



cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a builder in Wollaston a quote for any suggested work.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco regency house in Wollaston.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Wollaston surveyors commonly show defects for instance lateral pattern like cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems may be when moisture enters under DPCs which causes the render detaching. Re-coating problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Wollaston, and think we saw signs of vermin in the bathroom - Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Scare stories about building vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as woodworm as minor annoyances. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. As some vermin can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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