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Homebuyer
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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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Need a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Broadclyst

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Broadclyst

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Broadclyst) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Broadclyst

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Broadclyst and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Broadclyst property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Broadclyst property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Broadclyst Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I expect to move into, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Will a Broadclyst Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Broadclyst your RICS surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsafe state of repair. Your surveyor should also report on concerns such as examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Broadclyst .

The IEE strongly advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Can your Broadclyst Building Survey investigate this?

Whether a house was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as flooding or fungal decay can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered regency home in Broadclyst that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact dense solid render. Commonly it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Georgian properties for example. It is very like plaster. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes focus on any number of problems e.g. when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues might result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Fixing problems can be expensive as renderers are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Broadclyst and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Broadclyst property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Broadclyst property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Broadclyst Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I expect to move into, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Will a Broadclyst Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Broadclyst your RICS surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsafe state of repair. Your surveyor should also report on concerns such as examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Broadclyst .

The IEE strongly advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every 10 years (5 if renting out).



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Can your Broadclyst Building Survey investigate this?

Whether a house was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as flooding or fungal decay can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered regency home in Broadclyst that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact dense solid render. Commonly it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Georgian properties for example. It is very like plaster. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes focus on any number of problems e.g. when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues might result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Fixing problems can be expensive as renderers are becoming harder to find.

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