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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bexley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bexley

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bexley) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bexley

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Bexley and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Bexley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bexley property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Bexley Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Bexley builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Concerns about asbestos are commonplace. Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in asbestos blocks. Most of it was sourced from the US.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Removing it asbestos is expensive but absolutely must be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Other external areas of the property

On a Bexley HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the impact on the property individual defects may have. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Bexley house or flat in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. A fairly common example may be a conservatory's concrete floor that is cracked or spalled. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our house surveyor search for flood damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can all result in extensive flood damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Bexley and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Bexley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bexley property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Bexley Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Bexley builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Concerns about asbestos are commonplace. Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in asbestos blocks. Most of it was sourced from the US.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.



Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Removing it asbestos is expensive but absolutely must be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Other external areas of the property

On a Bexley HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the impact on the property individual defects may have. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Bexley house or flat in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. A fairly common example may be a conservatory's concrete floor that is cracked or spalled. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our house surveyor search for flood damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can all result in extensive flood damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

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