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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ambleside

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ambleside

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ambleside) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ambleside

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Ambleside and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Ambleside property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ambleside property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ambleside Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Ambleside builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Ambleside report on it?

Asbestos is a harmful material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as ceiling boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in boilers.

All forms are ultimately potentially fatal and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently. You should never try to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will report on potential asbestos during the Ambleside survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Ambleside building but are worried about an infestation. Do we need a surveyor?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to a serious infestation can include use of poison or removal or excision of affected timber.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1968-built property in Ambleside and saw cracks along one external wall. What subsidence information does the Ambleside Building Survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Buyers in Ambleside should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Ambleside and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Ambleside property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ambleside property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ambleside Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Ambleside builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Ambleside report on it?

Asbestos is a harmful material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as ceiling boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in boilers.

All forms are ultimately potentially fatal and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently. You should never try to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will report on potential asbestos during the Ambleside survey and will suggest experts are consulted.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Ambleside building but are worried about an infestation. Do we need a surveyor?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to a serious infestation can include use of poison or removal or excision of affected timber.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1968-built property in Ambleside and saw cracks along one external wall. What subsidence information does the Ambleside Building Survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Buyers in Ambleside should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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