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Homebuyer
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Buckingham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Buckingham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Buckingham) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Buckingham

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Buckingham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Buckingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Buckingham property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Buckingham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider the property's value your chartered surveyor will use knowledge of Buckingham and other considerations about the property for instance: size Surveyors also evaluate construction type and will use other assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings. It will also be assumed that there are no serious legal issues e.g. Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Buckingham area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I want to buy, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Buckingham Homebuyer Report give details on on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Buckingham a RICS surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous condition.

This should include a non invasive look-over of exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of things like the state of miniature circuit breakers or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the building will form part of the Homebuyer report in Buckingham. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting).

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property in Buckingham but are worried about pests. What advice should we get?

Pests like lice may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Buckingham. This danger should be taken seriously. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for pest problems may include use of insecticides or removal of infected furniture. If you believe lice, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Buckingham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Buckingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Buckingham property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Buckingham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider the property's value your chartered surveyor will use knowledge of Buckingham and other considerations about the property for instance: size Surveyors also evaluate construction type and will use other assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings. It will also be assumed that there are no serious legal issues e.g. Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Buckingham area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I want to buy, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Buckingham Homebuyer Report give details on on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Buckingham a RICS surveyor will usually mention the condition of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous condition.

This should include a non invasive look-over of exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of things like the state of miniature circuit breakers or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the building will form part of the Homebuyer report in Buckingham. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting).

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property in Buckingham but are worried about pests. What advice should we get?

Pests like lice may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Buckingham. This danger should be taken seriously. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for pest problems may include use of insecticides or removal of infected furniture. If you believe lice, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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