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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bitterne

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bitterne

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Bitterne) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bitterne

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Bitterne property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Bitterne property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Bitterne Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a property partially constructed Bath stone. What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of homes in Bitterne. Problems which impact stone-built homes in Bitterne can vary greatly, with issues like penetrating damp being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

House Prices

There is a potential buy to let flat in SO30 with an asking price of £75, 688. What things will a surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Bitterne ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect house prices such as the quality of nearby schools or general regional pricing. You can try to put side by side the prices of flat achieved in Bitterne at the same time for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between July and October in 2012 was £102, 688, which is £27, 000 more than the amount the vendor is asking for. The combined house/flat average was £173, 435. 83A, High Street, West End, Southampton, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO30 3DS a leasehold flat recently sold for £105, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Bitterne that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Regency buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Bitterne commonly reveal issues such as trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking needing repair.

Another example of problems could be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Bitterne property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Bitterne property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Bitterne Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a property partially constructed Bath stone. What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of homes in Bitterne. Problems which impact stone-built homes in Bitterne can vary greatly, with issues like penetrating damp being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.



House Prices

There is a potential buy to let flat in SO30 with an asking price of £75, 688. What things will a surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Bitterne ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect house prices such as the quality of nearby schools or general regional pricing. You can try to put side by side the prices of flat achieved in Bitterne at the same time for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between July and October in 2012 was £102, 688, which is £27, 000 more than the amount the vendor is asking for. The combined house/flat average was £173, 435. 83A, High Street, West End, Southampton, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO30 3DS a leasehold flat recently sold for £105, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Bitterne that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Regency buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Bitterne commonly reveal issues such as trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking needing repair.

Another example of problems could be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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