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Homebuyer
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Building
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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 building survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bowness On Windermere

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bowness On Windermere

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bowness On Windermere) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bowness On Windermere

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bowness On Windermere and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Bowness On Windermere property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Bowness On Windermere property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bowness On Windermere Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be loose asbestos ceiling material affecting the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including ironing boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in fire blankets.

All forms including white are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace it and expert advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian house in Bowness On Windermere that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really a type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to red brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly attractive and is common on some Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bowness On Windermere Homebuyer Reports can report potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other issues could result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Fixing problems can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Bowness On Windermere building survey check any flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: BBC News). Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. Flood water can enter a Bowness On Windermere property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bowness On Windermere and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Bowness On Windermere property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Bowness On Windermere property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bowness On Windermere Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be loose asbestos ceiling material affecting the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including ironing boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in fire blankets.

All forms including white are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace it and expert advice must be taken urgently.



Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian house in Bowness On Windermere that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really a type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to red brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly attractive and is common on some Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bowness On Windermere Homebuyer Reports can report potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other issues could result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Fixing problems can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Bowness On Windermere building survey check any flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: BBC News). Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. Flood water can enter a Bowness On Windermere property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

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