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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cowes

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cowes

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cowes) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cowes

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Cowes and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Cowes property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Cowes property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cowes Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 17th Century property. What effect will the property's timber frame have on maintenance?

For houses in Cowes built before the 20th Century, age can sometimes be an issue. Cowes property showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. Discuss this with your property surveyor for further advice.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we would be advised to be conscious of if intending to buy a flat in Cowes inside Cowes conservation area ?

Cowes is in a conservation area and has been classified as 'poor' by English Heritage, with medium vulnerability and deteriorating. For detailed information visit their website or contact the Cowes conservation area administrator. There are many thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Cowes is looked after by Isle of Wight Council at County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD. Call 01983 821 000.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation they have with the building. The price of property will likely be higher as a result of conservation areas being in good order.

Property surveyors are trained to report if the planned purchase looks like it may be is so classified and Section I of your Cowes Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unconsented extensions to the property may be reported in the Cowes survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Walter Gray and Co are based in Baring Chambers Units 2 & 4, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, PO31 7SY will be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01983 281188

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a house in Cowes, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the attic be problematic?

Properties in Cowes with no other major issues could feature issues with the roof like. From wind braces to eaves, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like felting a flat roof, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact Randall L J of 130 Gunville Road, Newport, PO30 5LH on 07894 792760 for an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Cowes and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Cowes property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Cowes property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cowes Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 17th Century property. What effect will the property's timber frame have on maintenance?

For houses in Cowes built before the 20th Century, age can sometimes be an issue. Cowes property showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. Discuss this with your property surveyor for further advice.



Conservation area

Will there be any problems we would be advised to be conscious of if intending to buy a flat in Cowes inside Cowes conservation area ?

Cowes is in a conservation area and has been classified as 'poor' by English Heritage, with medium vulnerability and deteriorating. For detailed information visit their website or contact the Cowes conservation area administrator. There are many thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Cowes is looked after by Isle of Wight Council at County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD. Call 01983 821 000.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation they have with the building. The price of property will likely be higher as a result of conservation areas being in good order.

Property surveyors are trained to report if the planned purchase looks like it may be is so classified and Section I of your Cowes Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unconsented extensions to the property may be reported in the Cowes survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Walter Gray and Co are based in Baring Chambers Units 2 & 4, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, PO31 7SY will be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01983 281188

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a house in Cowes, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the attic be problematic?

Properties in Cowes with no other major issues could feature issues with the roof like. From wind braces to eaves, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like felting a flat roof, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact Randall L J of 130 Gunville Road, Newport, PO30 5LH on 07894 792760 for an estimate.

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