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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alresford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alresford

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Alresford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for an unconventional property, for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alresford

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Alresford and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Alresford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Alresford property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Alresford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sealant.

All forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove the asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. You should never try to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos during the Alresford survey and will offer advice.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Alresford. Is there a flood risk, and will the Alresford surveyor check water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Alresford and across the country, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the Building Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the home purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Alresford, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Alresford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

They are visually inspected. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Missing gutters is one example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Alresford and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Alresford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Alresford property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Alresford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sealant.

All forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove the asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. You should never try to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos during the Alresford survey and will offer advice.



Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Alresford. Is there a flood risk, and will the Alresford surveyor check water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Alresford and across the country, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the Building Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the home purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Alresford, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Alresford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

They are visually inspected. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Missing gutters is one example.

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