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Homebuyer
Report
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bicester

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property made of standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bicester

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Bicester) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bicester

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bicester and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bicester property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Bicester property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Bicester House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found wall cracks in the garage, is this subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the home survey reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In some older houses cracks appear in the Summer which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials soak up moisture. Subsidence is not always easy to identify because some of the signs could easily be as the result of several factors. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Bicester. What recommendations will a property surveyor in Bicester make? What impact do Bicester environmental conditions have?

Brick-built properties demonstrate several benefits, but they will also experience a range of defects, such as vertical cracking. For instance, brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Cooper Ian of 1 Shireoak Rd, Manchester, M20 4NY on 0161-445 2763.

Buyers in Bicester should consider that a number of approaches and materials have been used across the country for centuries. As an example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Bicester property and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Will the Bicester Property Survey consider this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Bicester property's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bicester and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bicester property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Bicester property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Bicester House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found wall cracks in the garage, is this subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the home survey reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In some older houses cracks appear in the Summer which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials soak up moisture. Subsidence is not always easy to identify because some of the signs could easily be as the result of several factors. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Bicester. What recommendations will a property surveyor in Bicester make? What impact do Bicester environmental conditions have?

Brick-built properties demonstrate several benefits, but they will also experience a range of defects, such as vertical cracking. For instance, brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Cooper Ian of 1 Shireoak Rd, Manchester, M20 4NY on 0161-445 2763.

Buyers in Bicester should consider that a number of approaches and materials have been used across the country for centuries. As an example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Bicester property and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Will the Bicester Property Survey consider this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Bicester property's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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