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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.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look at the state of the gas heaters?

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position where relevant, as well as gas related installations like ventilation of flue (if blocked). External fittings or covers won't however be taken off. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Isle Of Wight based local companies include R. Flood Plumbing & Heating of 23, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, Isle Of Wight Tel. 07837 864826 and Danny Kemp of 2 Gurnard Pines, Cockleton Lane, Cowes, Isle Of Wight Tel. 07590 656187.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. soffit boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. Professional removal of asbestos can be dear but absolutely must be conducted by experts. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Cowes building survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos and should offer advice.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am meaning to lease, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; will the Cowes surveyor advise the electrics?

During a Cowes Home Survey a qualified surveyor will usually comment on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe state.

This will include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of any uncovered parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as issues like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

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.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look at the state of the gas heaters?

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position where relevant, as well as gas related installations like ventilation of flue (if blocked). External fittings or covers won't however be taken off. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Isle Of Wight based local companies include R. Flood Plumbing & Heating of 23, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, Isle Of Wight Tel. 07837 864826 and Danny Kemp of 2 Gurnard Pines, Cockleton Lane, Cowes, Isle Of Wight Tel. 07590 656187.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. soffit boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. Professional removal of asbestos can be dear but absolutely must be conducted by experts. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Cowes building survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos and should offer advice.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am meaning to lease, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; will the Cowes surveyor advise the electrics?

During a Cowes Home Survey a qualified surveyor will usually comment on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe state.

This will include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of any uncovered parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as issues like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

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