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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Broughton

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Broughton

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Broughton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Broughton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Broughton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Broughton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Broughton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Broughton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the RICS surveyor inquire into any flooding?

Flooding in Broughton can cause severe damage to both contents and property; sensible owners and home buyers in Broughton are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the home survey may advise appropriate repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Broughton and saw evidence of that there is a 21mm crack above the windows in the bathroom, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied. Most homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a gatehouse. Will maintenance costs be higher?

For traditionally-built Broughton property, age can create difficulties for an owner. Broughton property showcasing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Broughton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Broughton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Broughton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Broughton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the RICS surveyor inquire into any flooding?

Flooding in Broughton can cause severe damage to both contents and property; sensible owners and home buyers in Broughton are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the home survey may advise appropriate repairs.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Broughton and saw evidence of that there is a 21mm crack above the windows in the bathroom, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied. Most homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a gatehouse. Will maintenance costs be higher?

For traditionally-built Broughton property, age can create difficulties for an owner. Broughton property showcasing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey.

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