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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Banbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Banbury

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Banbury) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Banbury

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Banbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Banbury property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Banbury property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Banbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

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

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to displace it. Professional advice should be sought urgently. You should not endeavour to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Banbury survey. Your Banbury surveyor should mention potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a roughcast rendered (stucco) semi detached home in Banbury which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. It is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. It used to have lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Banbury Homebuyer Reports commonly report any number of problems for instance trapped moisture leading to damp problems

Another example of problems might include sulphate attack from salts derived from wet bricks. Re-applying problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that the had been a problem with bowing, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our building surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes will suffer damage to the roof, including. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the ceiling joists, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The expense of thatching, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A builder from the area with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote. Call Brackley Industrial Maintenance of 1 Fieldview Park/Charlton Rd, Aynho, Banbury, OX17 3AL on 01869 811788 to request a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Banbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Banbury property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Banbury property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Banbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

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

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to displace it. Professional advice should be sought urgently. You should not endeavour to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Banbury survey. Your Banbury surveyor should mention potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.



Damaged Render

What problems will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a roughcast rendered (stucco) semi detached home in Banbury which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. It is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. It used to have lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Banbury Homebuyer Reports commonly report any number of problems for instance trapped moisture leading to damp problems

Another example of problems might include sulphate attack from salts derived from wet bricks. Re-applying problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that the had been a problem with bowing, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our building surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes will suffer damage to the roof, including. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the ceiling joists, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The expense of thatching, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A builder from the area with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote. Call Brackley Industrial Maintenance of 1 Fieldview Park/Charlton Rd, Aynho, Banbury, OX17 3AL on 01869 811788 to request a quote.

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