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Property
Valuation
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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Benfleet

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Benfleet

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Benfleet) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Benfleet

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Benfleet and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Benfleet property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Benfleet property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Benfleet Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the house I am intending to move into I noticed that there is an old fuse board , will the surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in Benfleet your RICS surveyor will typically remark on the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection of the accessible parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to issues like the condition miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). Looking at any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Benfleet. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Benfleet .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend that a Periodic Inspection Report is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to acquiring a derelict forties first floor flat in Benfleet?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey. If you are purchasing a modified Benfleet flat, for example a dilapidated flat, Building Survey is the best choice. This type of survey spells out comprehensive and crucial advice about the property's condition in conjunction with any technical details, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Over and above house surveys, flat conversions, by their very nature, mean the whole building cant easily be inspected, therefore the surveyor is only able to inspect the flat itself although he/she give details of communal sections of the property e.g. the roof. For more details and a survey comparison see surveys compared.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Pests like rats may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Benfleet. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe rats, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Benfleet and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Benfleet property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Benfleet property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Benfleet Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the house I am intending to move into I noticed that there is an old fuse board , will the surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in Benfleet your RICS surveyor will typically remark on the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection of the accessible parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to issues like the condition miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). Looking at any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Benfleet. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Benfleet .



The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend that a Periodic Inspection Report is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to acquiring a derelict forties first floor flat in Benfleet?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey. If you are purchasing a modified Benfleet flat, for example a dilapidated flat, Building Survey is the best choice. This type of survey spells out comprehensive and crucial advice about the property's condition in conjunction with any technical details, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Over and above house surveys, flat conversions, by their very nature, mean the whole building cant easily be inspected, therefore the surveyor is only able to inspect the flat itself although he/she give details of communal sections of the property e.g. the roof. For more details and a survey comparison see surveys compared.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Pests like rats may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Benfleet. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe rats, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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