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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bournemouth

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property made of conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bournemouth

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bournemouth) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard , for example box frame construction or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bournemouth

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bournemouth and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Bournemouth property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Bournemouth property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Bournemouth Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could heavy rain have on our new Bournemouth house? Also, if there are issues, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which wet weather has on buildings is not given the attention it deserves by home buyers. One indication that drainage are worth a closer look is "gushing" gutters, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. Luckily, this is generally easy to remedy. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Quite a common example is a sash window with badly rusted metal components. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in Bournemouth and found that the garage floor dipped in one corner. What subsidence-related matters will the Bournemouth Surveyor review?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in new buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Less common than subsidence, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bournemouth and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Bournemouth property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Bournemouth property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Bournemouth Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could heavy rain have on our new Bournemouth house? Also, if there are issues, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which wet weather has on buildings is not given the attention it deserves by home buyers. One indication that drainage are worth a closer look is "gushing" gutters, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. Luckily, this is generally easy to remedy. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.



Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Quite a common example is a sash window with badly rusted metal components. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in Bournemouth and found that the garage floor dipped in one corner. What subsidence-related matters will the Bournemouth Surveyor review?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in new buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Less common than subsidence, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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