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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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Need a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Calne

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Calne

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Calne) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Calne

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Calne and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Calne property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Calne property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Calne Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I need to verify when planning to buy an extended house in Calne inside a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Calne need to possess knowledge of relevant local factors and the connection may have on the building and its value. Property values is generally enhanced owing to them being preserved.

RICS surveyors will advise if the home might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Calne Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser. Unapproved developments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the lawyer. The Merriman Partnership are based in Hughenden House, Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN8 1LN will be happy to help. Tel: 01672 512244

Conservatory

In a Calne HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Calne house being surveyed does not need urgent attention. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home purchasers a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. One example issue could be a conservatory floor suffering wet rot or other damage. This section covers conservatories and porches. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Calne houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Calne buyers. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like a hard-to-open bedroom door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Calne and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Calne property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Calne property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Calne Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I need to verify when planning to buy an extended house in Calne inside a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Calne need to possess knowledge of relevant local factors and the connection may have on the building and its value. Property values is generally enhanced owing to them being preserved.

RICS surveyors will advise if the home might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of the Calne Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser. Unapproved developments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the lawyer. The Merriman Partnership are based in Hughenden House, Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN8 1LN will be happy to help. Tel: 01672 512244

Conservatory

In a Calne HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Calne house being surveyed does not need urgent attention. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home purchasers a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. One example issue could be a conservatory floor suffering wet rot or other damage. This section covers conservatories and porches. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Calne houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Calne buyers. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like a hard-to-open bedroom door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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