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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 HomeBuyers Survey is right for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Comberton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Comberton

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Comberton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Comberton

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Comberton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Comberton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Comberton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Comberton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Georgian house might need repairs - what should we do? Is age a factor?

Brick-built Comberton properties feature several advantages over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also suffer from numerous defects. This could be anything from spalling to erosion. One serious matter is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Britton Alexander A at 46 Woodmans Close, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6DH should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01454 317754.

Brick-constructed property have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, leading to a range of techniques. As an example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales.

If the Comberton surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our Comberton surveyor investigate possible water damage, or if the garden have been affected?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can cause flooding, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to look into downspouts? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Comberton and across the country, but the impact rain can have on homes in Comberton is not given more thought. Signs that downspouts are at risk include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. Blocked rainwater goods can result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, this is quite easy to repair. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Comberton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Comberton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Comberton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Comberton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Georgian house might need repairs - what should we do? Is age a factor?

Brick-built Comberton properties feature several advantages over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also suffer from numerous defects. This could be anything from spalling to erosion. One serious matter is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Britton Alexander A at 46 Woodmans Close, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6DH should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01454 317754.



Brick-constructed property have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, leading to a range of techniques. As an example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales.

If the Comberton surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our Comberton surveyor investigate possible water damage, or if the garden have been affected?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can cause flooding, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to look into downspouts? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Comberton and across the country, but the impact rain can have on homes in Comberton is not given more thought. Signs that downspouts are at risk include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. Blocked rainwater goods can result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, this is quite easy to repair. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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