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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castle Donington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castle Donington

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Castle Donington) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castle Donington

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Castle Donington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Castle Donington property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Castle Donington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Castle Donington Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I pay slightly more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on a flat in Castle Donington?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a non period unmodified Castle Donington flat made out of standard building materials. A Building Survey is certainly the appropriate survey to opt for the flat mentioned. There are several survey no go areas exist with a property survey insofar as the surveyor cannot (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the flat nor can they inspect where doing so could cause damage to the flat. Over and above house surveys, flats mean access to the building can be prevented and the surveyor is only able to investigate the area within identifiable boundary of the flat, the surveyor may give details of other parts like

e.g. security systems. For a table containing a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports see the following article.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the hall. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Castle Donington. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for pests may include use of insecticides and removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I am intending to move into, it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring. will the Castle Donington surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in Castle Donington your surveyor should mention the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. He or she will also give detail on things like whether there are miniature circuit breakers or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE suggest that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Castle Donington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Castle Donington property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Castle Donington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Castle Donington Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I pay slightly more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on a flat in Castle Donington?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a non period unmodified Castle Donington flat made out of standard building materials. A Building Survey is certainly the appropriate survey to opt for the flat mentioned. There are several survey no go areas exist with a property survey insofar as the surveyor cannot (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the flat nor can they inspect where doing so could cause damage to the flat. Over and above house surveys, flats mean access to the building can be prevented and the surveyor is only able to investigate the area within identifiable boundary of the flat, the surveyor may give details of other parts like



e.g. security systems. For a table containing a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports see the following article.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the hall. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Castle Donington. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for pests may include use of insecticides and removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I am intending to move into, it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring. will the Castle Donington surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in Castle Donington your surveyor should mention the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. He or she will also give detail on things like whether there are miniature circuit breakers or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE suggest that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

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