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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 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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent suggested subsidence is a concern. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be set right. Often, homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Cracks to a stairwell are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity

of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would be advised to be conscious of when planning to buy a house in Banbury near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Banbury are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local area issues and the effect they have with the property. Prices will be significantly higher due to them being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas have fallen into disrepair e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

RICS surveyors will advise whether the property might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Unapproved adjustments to the building may be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Leport & Co are a local firm situated at 11a Market Place, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX16 5UA and may be prepared to advise. Tel: 07801 500166

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we are meaning to buy we think we noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board - will the Banbury surveyor write anything on the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Banbury a qualified surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include an overview look-over of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of areas e.g. where to find the meter or consumer unit or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Banbury .

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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent suggested subsidence is a concern. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be set right. Often, homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Cracks to a stairwell are a clear suggestion of subsidence, but they may be harmless. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity



of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would be advised to be conscious of when planning to buy a house in Banbury near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Banbury are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local area issues and the effect they have with the property. Prices will be significantly higher due to them being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas have fallen into disrepair e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

RICS surveyors will advise whether the property might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Unapproved adjustments to the building may be reported but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Leport & Co are a local firm situated at 11a Market Place, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX16 5UA and may be prepared to advise. Tel: 07801 500166

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we are meaning to buy we think we noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board - will the Banbury surveyor write anything on the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Banbury a qualified surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include an overview look-over of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of areas e.g. where to find the meter or consumer unit or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Banbury .

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