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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Abingdon

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Abingdon

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Abingdon) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for unconventional , for example thatched or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Abingdon

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Abingdon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Abingdon property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Abingdon property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Abingdon Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Abingdon home but are worried about pests - Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, 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. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy. Contact a specialist, e.g. Active Environmental Services, 16 Harwell Road, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4BN, or call 0123 584 8374, to discuss remedial options.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we are interested to purchase We noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

During a Abingdon Building Survey your surveyor should make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe state.

This will include a visual examination of the unconcealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of potential areas for concern such as where to find the meter and fuse board . Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Abingdon. Reporting on any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey in Abingdon .

The IEE advise a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Abingdon house and am concerned that the clay soil foundations have suffered some subsidence. Will the Abingdon Property Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for home owners. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Abingdon, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Abingdon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Abingdon property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Abingdon property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Abingdon Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Abingdon home but are worried about pests - Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, 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. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy. Contact a specialist, e.g. Active Environmental Services, 16 Harwell Road, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4BN, or call 0123 584 8374, to discuss remedial options.



Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we are interested to purchase We noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

During a Abingdon Building Survey your surveyor should make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe state.

This will include a visual examination of the unconcealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of potential areas for concern such as where to find the meter and fuse board . Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Abingdon. Reporting on any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey in Abingdon .

The IEE advise a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Abingdon house and am concerned that the clay soil foundations have suffered some subsidence. Will the Abingdon Property Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for home owners. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Abingdon, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home.

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