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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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What Survey should I choose for my house purchase in Bulwell?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bulwell

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bulwell

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bulwell) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bulwell

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Bulwell and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Bulwell property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Bulwell property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Bulwell Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

On a Bulwell HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

One example would be decaying masonry on veneer walls. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a structure in Bulwell. Which issues relating to the roofing will be considered?

This often causes anxiety for Bulwell home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many homes could feature roofing woes, like incorrectly applied waterproofing. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from collar beams to sheathing, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like felting a flat roof, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to Cropley Tony of 5 Mallard Clo, Nottingham, NG6 0EJ on 0115-978 1382 for details.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Bulwell subsidence could be a problem. What subsidence information does the Bulwell Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and may become unstable and slip down the incline. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Bulwell surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Bulwell and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Bulwell property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Bulwell property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Bulwell Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

On a Bulwell HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

One example would be decaying masonry on veneer walls. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a structure in Bulwell. Which issues relating to the roofing will be considered?

This often causes anxiety for Bulwell home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many homes could feature roofing woes, like incorrectly applied waterproofing. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from collar beams to sheathing, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like felting a flat roof, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to Cropley Tony of 5 Mallard Clo, Nottingham, NG6 0EJ on 0115-978 1382 for details.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Bulwell subsidence could be a problem. What subsidence information does the Bulwell Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and may become unstable and slip down the incline. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Bulwell surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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