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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alfreton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alfreton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Alfreton) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as stone wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alfreton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alfreton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alfreton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

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

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Alfreton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence information does the Alfreton property survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this residence is located near a river. Is there a major flood risk? Would our house surveyor search for possible flooding?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Alfreton lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Alfreton is at risk.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor consider on a stucco rendered detached house in Alfreton that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of render. Usually it is layered over brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Regency buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can detail defects such as trapped moisture culminating in damp problems which need attention. Other potential problems could include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Resolving problems may be costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alfreton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alfreton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

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

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Alfreton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence information does the Alfreton property survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.



Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this residence is located near a river. Is there a major flood risk? Would our house surveyor search for possible flooding?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Alfreton lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Alfreton is at risk.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor consider on a stucco rendered detached house in Alfreton that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of render. Usually it is layered over brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Regency buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can detail defects such as trapped moisture culminating in damp problems which need attention. Other potential problems could include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Resolving problems may be costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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