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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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What Home Survey do I need for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cippenham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cippenham

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cippenham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cippenham

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Cippenham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Cippenham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Cippenham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Cippenham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Cippenham could be worth checking. Is this a serious danger, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather that close up in the Winter when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a sixties house I intend to purchase it appeared that there is an old fuse board - does a Cippenham survey go into detail on electrical defects?

When conducting a Cippenham Home Survey a qualified surveyor will comment on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A professional surveyor is trained to give detail on potential areas for concern such as verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Cippenham.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend an electrical check need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Cippenham property. Are there specific problems to consider, and what will the survey reveal?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled buildings. 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. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Cippenham, you can contact local suppliers.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a local stonemason or specialist, including Domostone, 655 Ajax Av, Slough, SL1 4BG (Tel: 01753 554621).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Cippenham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Cippenham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Cippenham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Cippenham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Cippenham could be worth checking. Is this a serious danger, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather that close up in the Winter when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.



Shocking Electrics

When I visited a sixties house I intend to purchase it appeared that there is an old fuse board - does a Cippenham survey go into detail on electrical defects?

When conducting a Cippenham Home Survey a qualified surveyor will comment on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A professional surveyor is trained to give detail on potential areas for concern such as verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Cippenham.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend an electrical check need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Cippenham property. Are there specific problems to consider, and what will the survey reveal?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled buildings. 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. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Cippenham, you can contact local suppliers.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a local stonemason or specialist, including Domostone, 655 Ajax Av, Slough, SL1 4BG (Tel: 01753 554621).

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