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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brentwood

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brentwood

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Brentwood) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brentwood

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Brentwood and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Brentwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Brentwood property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Brentwood Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Brentwood House Survey to mention this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Brentwood can have unwanted consequences. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Brentwood property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor go into detail on the serviceability of the gas mains supply?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the gas pipe route as part of the Brentwood survey, as well as gas connected fittings like chimney linings. A Brentwood surveyor will not remove any external fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Most people are aware that gas can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Brentwood include T and G Heating of 1 Pondfield Lane, Brentwood, Essex Tel. 07956582576 and RS Heating and Gas Limited of Regus, Jubilee House, The Drive, Brentwood, Essex Tel. 07854 352961.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a property near Moated Site At Watton Farm , will this affect the property's value?

Moated Site At Watton Farm is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can add to the desirability of an area. The RICS valuer will consider many regional criteria during the home buyers survey in Brentwood. Refer to the English Heritage website for more information on Moated Site At Watton Farm.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Brentwood and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Brentwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Brentwood property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Brentwood Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Brentwood House Survey to mention this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Brentwood can have unwanted consequences. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Brentwood property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.



Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor go into detail on the serviceability of the gas mains supply?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the gas pipe route as part of the Brentwood survey, as well as gas connected fittings like chimney linings. A Brentwood surveyor will not remove any external fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Most people are aware that gas can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Brentwood include T and G Heating of 1 Pondfield Lane, Brentwood, Essex Tel. 07956582576 and RS Heating and Gas Limited of Regus, Jubilee House, The Drive, Brentwood, Essex Tel. 07854 352961.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a property near Moated Site At Watton Farm , will this affect the property's value?

Moated Site At Watton Farm is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can add to the desirability of an area. The RICS valuer will consider many regional criteria during the home buyers survey in Brentwood. Refer to the English Heritage website for more information on Moated Site At Watton Farm.

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