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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 Basingstoke

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Basingstoke

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Basingstoke) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Basingstoke

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Basingstoke property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Basingstoke property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Basingstoke House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence may be a problem. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can heavy rain have on our new building in Basingstoke? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not considered by house purchasers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in on a dry day, issues may have been hidden. This can lead to hazardous mould.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to repair, if identified early. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a house close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns like abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Basingstoke will flag up any structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database and Basingstoke and Deane Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Basingstoke property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Basingstoke property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Basingstoke House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence may be a problem. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.



Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can heavy rain have on our new building in Basingstoke? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not considered by house purchasers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in on a dry day, issues may have been hidden. This can lead to hazardous mould.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to repair, if identified early. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a house close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns like abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Basingstoke will flag up any structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database and Basingstoke and Deane Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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