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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Browns Green

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Browns Green

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Browns Green) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard , for example cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Browns Green

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Browns Green and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Browns Green property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Browns Green property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Browns Green House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Browns Green? Will the Browns Green HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Factors from damp to termites can cause high maintenance costs for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to soil movement, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. 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.

Chimney stacks

On a Browns Green HomeBuyer Report what does 'E1' refer to?

Chimney stacks are reviewed by eye, using binoculars where appropriate. A chimney which is too short above the roof level is one defect applicable to this section.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Red, amber and green ratings give house purchasers indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we upgrade to a full structural survey when looking into a extended thirties cottage in Browns Green as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often called a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available and this most technical survey has been superseded by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the RICS Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional house - such as an older house in Browns Green - this is now the correct choice. A HomeBuyer Report is enough for a mid 20th century of later unmodified house made out of normal building materials. Shortly after a thorough site survey of all accessible areas, the RICS surveyors report will be delivered to you giving comprehensive and critical professional advice on the condition of the home. There will be one or two limitations with a property survey because the surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the of the Browns Green building such as removing loft contents. The following article for further information on survey specifics.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Browns Green and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Browns Green property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Browns Green property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Browns Green House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Browns Green? Will the Browns Green HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Factors from damp to termites can cause high maintenance costs for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to soil movement, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. 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.



Chimney stacks

On a Browns Green HomeBuyer Report what does 'E1' refer to?

Chimney stacks are reviewed by eye, using binoculars where appropriate. A chimney which is too short above the roof level is one defect applicable to this section.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Red, amber and green ratings give house purchasers indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we upgrade to a full structural survey when looking into a extended thirties cottage in Browns Green as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often called a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available and this most technical survey has been superseded by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the RICS Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional house - such as an older house in Browns Green - this is now the correct choice. A HomeBuyer Report is enough for a mid 20th century of later unmodified house made out of normal building materials. Shortly after a thorough site survey of all accessible areas, the RICS surveyors report will be delivered to you giving comprehensive and critical professional advice on the condition of the home. There will be one or two limitations with a property survey because the surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the of the Browns Green building such as removing loft contents. The following article for further information on survey specifics.

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