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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castle Cary

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castle Cary

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Castle Cary) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castle Cary

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Castle Cary and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Castle Cary property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Castle Cary property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Castle Cary Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent said that damp had been a concern. What will our surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Residential property in Castle Cary that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. From the dormers to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacement of a failed dormer, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor for the job itself. Call Ableson Roofing Ltd of Downlands/Back St, West Camel, Yeovil, BA22 7QF on 01458 241277 to request an estimate.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Stretcher bond repair advice, can a property surveyor in Castle Cary help?

Castle Cary brick-walled houses can indicate diverse problems. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with repair advice also supplied. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Boyle Brickwork at 20 Oliver Cl, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2NA should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07050 642507.

For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Castle Cary property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am interested to acquire I think we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does a surveyor report on the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Castle Cary a RICS surveyor should usually mention the electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include a visual view of the superficial parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of things like reporting on the condition of the fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or verifying the condition of a sample of light fittings. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Castle Cary and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Castle Cary property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Castle Cary property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Castle Cary Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent said that damp had been a concern. What will our surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Residential property in Castle Cary that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. From the dormers to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacement of a failed dormer, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor for the job itself. Call Ableson Roofing Ltd of Downlands/Back St, West Camel, Yeovil, BA22 7QF on 01458 241277 to request an estimate.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Stretcher bond repair advice, can a property surveyor in Castle Cary help?

Castle Cary brick-walled houses can indicate diverse problems. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with repair advice also supplied. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Boyle Brickwork at 20 Oliver Cl, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2NA should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07050 642507.

For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Castle Cary property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am interested to acquire I think we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does a surveyor report on the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Castle Cary a RICS surveyor should usually mention the electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include a visual view of the superficial parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of things like reporting on the condition of the fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or verifying the condition of a sample of light fittings. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (5 if letting).

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