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Homebuyer
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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chapeltown

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chapeltown

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Chapeltown) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chapeltown

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Chapeltown and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Chapeltown property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Chapeltown property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Chapeltown Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a conversion and the estate agent has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Bath stone. What problems should we be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a stone-walled listed building should consider that they may need to ensure any future repairs are 'sympathetic'. This is monitored by the local council. Issues including algae affect many stone-walled homes. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Chapeltown that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a form of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is highly attractive and is was often applied to Georgian properties. The composition is similar to plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Chapeltown commonly show defects e.g. when it is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Remedying problems can be difficult as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the survey. In order to determine the market value your independent surveyor will pair area knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon key assumptions, for example there being no major problems. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any major legal issues like planning permissions being in order. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Chapeltown and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Chapeltown property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Chapeltown property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Chapeltown Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a conversion and the estate agent has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Bath stone. What problems should we be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a stone-walled listed building should consider that they may need to ensure any future repairs are 'sympathetic'. This is monitored by the local council. Issues including algae affect many stone-walled homes. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.



Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Chapeltown that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a form of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is highly attractive and is was often applied to Georgian properties. The composition is similar to plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Chapeltown commonly show defects e.g. when it is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Remedying problems can be difficult as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the survey. In order to determine the market value your independent surveyor will pair area knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon key assumptions, for example there being no major problems. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any major legal issues like planning permissions being in order. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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