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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chalfont St Giles

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chalfont St Giles

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chalfont St Giles) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chalfont St Giles

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Chalfont St Giles and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Chalfont St Giles property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Chalfont St Giles property's general condition and it includes information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Chalfont St Giles Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the owner has told us that it has been built with Forest of Dean stone. Are there specific related issues to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include staining.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material. Purchasers renovating buildings in Chalfont St Giles should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Chalfont St Giles, you can contact local suppliers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. Should we be concerned?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types may be in building materials such as wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms are potentially fatal and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

If found, care should be taken however, on no account to disturb it and expert advice should be sought without delay. Professional removal of asbestos can be expensive must always be conducted by experts. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during a Chalfont St Giles building survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos risks and should advise accordingly.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Chalfont St Giles that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Regency buildings. It is similar to any other render. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Chalfont St Giles Homebuyer Reports commonly focus on defects like trapped water culminating in the render failing.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-applying problems can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Chalfont St Giles and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Chalfont St Giles property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Chalfont St Giles property's general condition and it includes information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Chalfont St Giles Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the owner has told us that it has been built with Forest of Dean stone. Are there specific related issues to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include staining.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material. Purchasers renovating buildings in Chalfont St Giles should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Chalfont St Giles, you can contact local suppliers.



Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. Should we be concerned?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types may be in building materials such as wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms are potentially fatal and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

If found, care should be taken however, on no account to disturb it and expert advice should be sought without delay. Professional removal of asbestos can be expensive must always be conducted by experts. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during a Chalfont St Giles building survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos risks and should advise accordingly.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Chalfont St Giles that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Regency buildings. It is similar to any other render. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Chalfont St Giles Homebuyer Reports commonly focus on defects like trapped water culminating in the render failing.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-applying problems can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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