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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 property survey is the correct choice for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Botany Bay

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Botany Bay

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Botany Bay) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Botany Bay

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Botany Bay and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Botany Bay property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Botany Bay property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Botany Bay Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Botany Bay and are looking for property built from Diagonal bond walls. What advice would a Botany Bay property surveyor give? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick conversions show signs of considerable issues. The house surveyor can investigate these as part of their report along with recommendations. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. F T M Bricklayes may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 101A Hurst Rd, Bilston, WV14 9ET or 07904 714312.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Botany Bay, leading to a range of courses arrangements and colours. E.g. Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the mid-century home I am hoping to lease, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does the Botany Bay surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Botany Bay a surveyor will usually report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include an overview or check of any uncovered parts of the wiring and other issues like the state of residual circuit breakers (RCD). Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should form part of the Homebuyer report in Botany Bay .

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create issues for buyers? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like mould will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Botany Bay are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include repointing mortar with a suitable material. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Botany Bay and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Botany Bay property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Botany Bay property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Botany Bay Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Botany Bay and are looking for property built from Diagonal bond walls. What advice would a Botany Bay property surveyor give? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick conversions show signs of considerable issues. The house surveyor can investigate these as part of their report along with recommendations. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. F T M Bricklayes may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 101A Hurst Rd, Bilston, WV14 9ET or 07904 714312.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Botany Bay, leading to a range of courses arrangements and colours. E.g. Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern.



Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the mid-century home I am hoping to lease, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does the Botany Bay surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Botany Bay a surveyor will usually report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include an overview or check of any uncovered parts of the wiring and other issues like the state of residual circuit breakers (RCD). Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should form part of the Homebuyer report in Botany Bay .

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create issues for buyers? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like mould will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Botany Bay are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include repointing mortar with a suitable material. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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