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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burton upon Trent

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burton upon Trent

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Burton upon Trent) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burton upon Trent

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Burton upon Trent and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Burton upon Trent property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the Burton upon Trent property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Burton upon Trent property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Burton upon Trent House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Burton upon Trent, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Burton upon Trent are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. In Burton upon Trent, an example may be rotten railings. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will be considered too.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a building - What can we do?

Burton upon Trent property are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If you strongly suspect an issue with rats, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

Building Surveys on apartments

Do I need to upgrade to full structural survey prior to acquiring a shabby Victorian basement apartment in Burton upon Trent?

Structural surveys are now called Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a post 1950s unmodified Burton upon Trent apartment assembled from normal construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is the right one to choose for the apartment described. Following an exhaustive survey of the inside and outside of the main building, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is posted and emailed to the client summarising any serious insight on the state of repair of the house. You should be aware of certain caveats are integral with a Building Survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the apartment for example, or inspect any part that could risk personal injury.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Burton upon Trent and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Burton upon Trent property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the Burton upon Trent property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Burton upon Trent property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Burton upon Trent House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Burton upon Trent, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Burton upon Trent are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. In Burton upon Trent, an example may be rotten railings. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will be considered too.



Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a building - What can we do?

Burton upon Trent property are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If you strongly suspect an issue with rats, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

Building Surveys on apartments

Do I need to upgrade to full structural survey prior to acquiring a shabby Victorian basement apartment in Burton upon Trent?

Structural surveys are now called Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a post 1950s unmodified Burton upon Trent apartment assembled from normal construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is the right one to choose for the apartment described. Following an exhaustive survey of the inside and outside of the main building, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is posted and emailed to the client summarising any serious insight on the state of repair of the house. You should be aware of certain caveats are integral with a Building Survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the apartment for example, or inspect any part that could risk personal injury.

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