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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chiswick

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chiswick

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Chiswick) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chiswick

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Chiswick and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chiswick property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Chiswick property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Chiswick Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property buyers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. External

areas covered by E3 are inspected visually, where access is possible. This section does not include possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Missing gutters is an example of this.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider guttering?

I find it odd that the impact wet weather can have on properties is not considered. Signs that downspouts are blocked include rusted iron elements. Blocked rainwater goods can result in lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

The good news is that issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to resolve, if caught early, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Chiswick building but are worried about pests. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Houses are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, 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 a serious infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Chiswick and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chiswick property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Chiswick property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Chiswick Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property buyers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. External



areas covered by E3 are inspected visually, where access is possible. This section does not include possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Missing gutters is an example of this.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider guttering?

I find it odd that the impact wet weather can have on properties is not considered. Signs that downspouts are blocked include rusted iron elements. Blocked rainwater goods can result in lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

The good news is that issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to resolve, if caught early, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Chiswick building but are worried about pests. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Houses are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, 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 a serious infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of vermin are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.

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