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Building
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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burford

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burford

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Burford) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burford

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Burford and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Burford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Burford property, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Burford property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Burford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

One example issue could be crumbling stucco. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be covered.

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the property is in a good state. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Burford, and does our Burford chartered surveyor mention it? Where there is necessary work, what should we do?

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on homes are rarely considered properly by home buyers. One indication that gutters are blocked is rotten roofing elements, and may lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, if not neglected. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Burford. What input does you give?

Brick-built Burford apartments feature several advantages in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also experience distinct issues, ranging from sulphate expansion to efflorescence. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Cooper Ian may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 0161-445 2763 or 1 Shireoak Rd, Manchester, M20 4NY.

For instance, shiner bond or header bond may be used in the construction of apartments in Burford. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Burford and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Burford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Burford property, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Burford property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Burford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

One example issue could be crumbling stucco. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be covered.

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the property is in a good state. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Burford, and does our Burford chartered surveyor mention it? Where there is necessary work, what should we do?

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on homes are rarely considered properly by home buyers. One indication that gutters are blocked is rotten roofing elements, and may lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, if not neglected. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Burford. What input does you give?

Brick-built Burford apartments feature several advantages in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also experience distinct issues, ranging from sulphate expansion to efflorescence. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Cooper Ian may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 0161-445 2763 or 1 Shireoak Rd, Manchester, M20 4NY.

For instance, shiner bond or header bond may be used in the construction of apartments in Burford. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

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