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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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What Survey should I select for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Broadway

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Broadway

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Broadway) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Broadway

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Broadway and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Broadway property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Broadway property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Broadway Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an old converted cow-house. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

For houses in Broadway built before the 20th Century, age can sometimes be an issue, and Broadway structures built with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Broadway's conservation areas. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Broadway home buyers survey investigate any flood damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Broadway in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including seepage through walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Broadway subsidence might be an issue. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Generally, a builder will return to a new home within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Broadway and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Broadway property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Broadway property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Broadway Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an old converted cow-house. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

For houses in Broadway built before the 20th Century, age can sometimes be an issue, and Broadway structures built with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Broadway's conservation areas. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Broadway home buyers survey investigate any flood damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Broadway in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including seepage through walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Broadway subsidence might be an issue. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Generally, a builder will return to a new home within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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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