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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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What Home Survey should I select for my prospective property purchase in Billingshurst?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Billingshurst

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Billingshurst

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Billingshurst) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Billingshurst

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Billingshurst and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Billingshurst property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Billingshurst property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Billingshurst House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this residence is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our house surveyor consider any flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a Billingshurst home will be secure against flooding damage, and the value of a Billingshurst home in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home in Billingshurst or on adjacent sites. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has suggested subsidence could be worth checking affecting the home. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Billingshurst HomeBuyer Report include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Buyers in Billingshurst should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider as the crack migrates upward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. 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.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes partially constructed with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for the owner? Are there any factors that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a Grade I listed building should consider that any repairs are in keeping with the methods and materials used in the original construction. This is enforced by the council. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Lambs Pitsham Brickworks, Nyewood Court, Brookers Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9RZ, which quarries Clay & Shale, for details. Call 01403 785141 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Billingshurst and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Billingshurst property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Billingshurst property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Billingshurst House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this residence is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our house surveyor consider any flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a Billingshurst home will be secure against flooding damage, and the value of a Billingshurst home in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home in Billingshurst or on adjacent sites. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has suggested subsidence could be worth checking affecting the home. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Billingshurst HomeBuyer Report include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Buyers in Billingshurst should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider as the crack migrates upward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. 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.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes partially constructed with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for the owner? Are there any factors that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a Grade I listed building should consider that any repairs are in keeping with the methods and materials used in the original construction. This is enforced by the council. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Lambs Pitsham Brickworks, Nyewood Court, Brookers Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9RZ, which quarries Clay & Shale, for details. Call 01403 785141 for more information.

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