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Property
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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 is the correct choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Byfleet

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Byfleet

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Byfleet) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Byfleet

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Byfleet and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

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

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Byfleet property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Byfleet Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we intend to buy we noticed that there is an old fuse board ; will a Homebuyer Report in Byfleet go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Byfleet Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it appears that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include a general check of open or exposed areas of the wiring in addition to things like the condition residual circuit breakers (RCD) or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey. Looking at

any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey in Byfleet .

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey for fifties house ?

Full Structural Surveys no longer exist now Building Survey has now superseded it. When buying a modified property, for example an older Byfleet house, the Building Survey is now the best survey to choose to commission. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive inspection of any accessible parts of the house, the RICS surveyors report will be sent to the prospective buyer setting out any far-reaching information about the state of repair of the house.

There will be one or two provisos with the survey to be aware of because a qualified RICS surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the fabric of the Byfleet property such as lifting up fitted carpets.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does wet weather have on our new house? Also, if there is a problem, will they be troublesome to fix?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact rainfall can have on your property is not given enough thought. If you have only been to the house you are buying on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find.

Signs that drainage systems are blocked include rotten roofing elements. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to resolve, if caught early.However, the damage caused, where left untreated, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Byfleet and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

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

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Byfleet property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Byfleet Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we intend to buy we noticed that there is an old fuse board ; will a Homebuyer Report in Byfleet go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Byfleet Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it appears that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include a general check of open or exposed areas of the wiring in addition to things like the condition residual circuit breakers (RCD) or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey. Looking at



any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey in Byfleet .

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey for fifties house ?

Full Structural Surveys no longer exist now Building Survey has now superseded it. When buying a modified property, for example an older Byfleet house, the Building Survey is now the best survey to choose to commission. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive inspection of any accessible parts of the house, the RICS surveyors report will be sent to the prospective buyer setting out any far-reaching information about the state of repair of the house.

There will be one or two provisos with the survey to be aware of because a qualified RICS surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the fabric of the Byfleet property such as lifting up fitted carpets.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does wet weather have on our new house? Also, if there is a problem, will they be troublesome to fix?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact rainfall can have on your property is not given enough thought. If you have only been to the house you are buying on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find.

Signs that drainage systems are blocked include rotten roofing elements. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to resolve, if caught early.However, the damage caused, where left untreated, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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