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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bridport

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bridport

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bridport) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bridport

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Bridport and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bridport property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Bridport property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Bridport Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in the old property - What should we do about roof repairs?

This is frequently addressed by Bridport surveyors. Homes throughout Bridport can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to sheathing. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Bridport, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Damaged Render

What will the Bridport Surveyor be looking for on a stucco regency semi detached home in Bridport that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually dense render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is highly appealing and is found on Victorian and Georgian properties. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a grid underneath to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes reveal defects which might include trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Re-coating problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting harder to find.

Gas flame

Will a Bridport surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas appliances?

Yes. Your RICS surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter for example, in addition to gas affiliated installations e.g. chimney linings. However, the Bridport qualified surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests of any kind on the gas system. Of course, gas can be hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Dorset based local companies include Brendon Hawkins of Flat 2, Whetham House, Bridport, Dorset Tel. 07866 345784 and Melplash Property Maintenance of Cranleigh Yard, Melplash, Bridport, Dorset Tel. 07584 652590.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Bridport and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bridport property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Bridport property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Bridport Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in the old property - What should we do about roof repairs?

This is frequently addressed by Bridport surveyors. Homes throughout Bridport can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to sheathing. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Bridport, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.



Damaged Render

What will the Bridport Surveyor be looking for on a stucco regency semi detached home in Bridport that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually dense render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is highly appealing and is found on Victorian and Georgian properties. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a grid underneath to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes reveal defects which might include trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Re-coating problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting harder to find.

Gas flame

Will a Bridport surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas appliances?

Yes. Your RICS surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter for example, in addition to gas affiliated installations e.g. chimney linings. However, the Bridport qualified surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests of any kind on the gas system. Of course, gas can be hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Dorset based local companies include Brendon Hawkins of Flat 2, Whetham House, Bridport, Dorset Tel. 07866 345784 and Melplash Property Maintenance of Cranleigh Yard, Melplash, Bridport, Dorset Tel. 07584 652590.

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