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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 Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cockermouth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cockermouth

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cockermouth) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cockermouth

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cockermouth and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cockermouth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cockermouth property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cockermouth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Cockermouth HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Cockermouth can have unwanted consequences. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home

owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like swift repair of any collapsed drains. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor check out the safety of the gas installations?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter at the property, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings will not however be detached. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Cumbria based local firms include Premier Heating Services of 75 Ghyll Bank, Little Broughton, Cockermouth, Cumbria Tel. 07766 117858 and Mr D Prescott of 16 Coniston Drive, Cockermouth, Cumbria Tel. 01900827440.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this property in Cockermouth looks in bad shape. What are the possible consequences? Does brick decay faster in Cockermouth weather?

Brick converted property in Cockermouth will indicate several common problems, such as sulphate attack. A serious concern is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Birch Paul Contract Brickwork Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 15 Defford Avenue, Walsall, WS4 1AQ or 07774 715089.

As an example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cockermouth and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cockermouth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cockermouth property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cockermouth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Cockermouth HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Cockermouth can have unwanted consequences. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home



owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like swift repair of any collapsed drains. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor check out the safety of the gas installations?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter at the property, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings will not however be detached. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Cumbria based local firms include Premier Heating Services of 75 Ghyll Bank, Little Broughton, Cockermouth, Cumbria Tel. 07766 117858 and Mr D Prescott of 16 Coniston Drive, Cockermouth, Cumbria Tel. 01900827440.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this property in Cockermouth looks in bad shape. What are the possible consequences? Does brick decay faster in Cockermouth weather?

Brick converted property in Cockermouth will indicate several common problems, such as sulphate attack. A serious concern is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Birch Paul Contract Brickwork Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 15 Defford Avenue, Walsall, WS4 1AQ or 07774 715089.

As an example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.

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