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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 HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my prospective home purchase in Burnham?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burnham

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burnham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Burnham) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional e.g. stone slab roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burnham

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Burnham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Burnham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Burnham property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Burnham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am planning to purchase it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the surveyor report on the electrical system?

When conducting a Building Survey in Burnham the RICS surveyor will usually comment on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor state of repair. He or she will also focus on possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of fixed appliances, e.g. water heaters. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Burnham.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Burnham .

The IEE strongly advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 19th Century renovated farmhouse. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a farmstead. A building's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Burnham houses featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging. If you have doubts, speak to the Burnham surveyor for more detail. Wychert, or witchert, is a mix of white clay and straw, and is a classic example of traditional construction methods, examples of this method are common to Burnham and across Buckinghamshire. Built in the 16th century, House of Prayer Barn in Burnham is a fine example of a Medieval-period barn.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of insects in the toilet. Should we get a property surveyor?

Pests like vermin may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Burnham. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Burnham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Burnham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Burnham property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Burnham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am planning to purchase it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the surveyor report on the electrical system?

When conducting a Building Survey in Burnham the RICS surveyor will usually comment on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor state of repair. He or she will also focus on possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of fixed appliances, e.g. water heaters. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Burnham.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Burnham .



The IEE strongly advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 19th Century renovated farmhouse. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a farmstead. A building's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Burnham houses featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging. If you have doubts, speak to the Burnham surveyor for more detail. Wychert, or witchert, is a mix of white clay and straw, and is a classic example of traditional construction methods, examples of this method are common to Burnham and across Buckinghamshire. Built in the 16th century, House of Prayer Barn in Burnham is a fine example of a Medieval-period barn.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of insects in the toilet. Should we get a property surveyor?

Pests like vermin may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Burnham. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

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