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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 is the best choice for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cranham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cranham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cranham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cranham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cranham 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 Cranham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Cranham property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Cranham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to purchase a property in Cranham, does the HomeBuyer Report inquire into indications of flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Cranham and across the country, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property in Cranham, such as via incorrectly fitted window frames. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

The Environment Agency confirm that no warnings have been for Cranham.

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I acquire a full structural survey when considering a derelict period townhouse near Cranham as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Often and incorrectly referred to as a Structural Survey, it is no longer offered as it has been reclassified by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. When buying an unconventional Cranham property e.g. a tatty house, this is the correct RICS survey. This non prescribed format of report can give notable advice in relation to the houses standard of construction and repair and any technical details a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas. There are one or two provisos with a Building Survey insofar as a surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the of the Cranham house - such as lifting up fitted carpets. Boundary walls and fences will also be assessed.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the building I am planning to move into I saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Cranham survey report on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Cranham Home Survey a qualified surveyor will usually comment on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This should include a visual check of the accessible parts of the wiring in addition to things like inspecting the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Cranham.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cranham 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 Cranham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Cranham property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Cranham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to purchase a property in Cranham, does the HomeBuyer Report inquire into indications of flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Cranham and across the country, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property in Cranham, such as via incorrectly fitted window frames. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

The Environment Agency confirm that no warnings have been for Cranham.

*Information correct 04/01/2013



Building Surveys on houses

Shall I acquire a full structural survey when considering a derelict period townhouse near Cranham as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Often and incorrectly referred to as a Structural Survey, it is no longer offered as it has been reclassified by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. When buying an unconventional Cranham property e.g. a tatty house, this is the correct RICS survey. This non prescribed format of report can give notable advice in relation to the houses standard of construction and repair and any technical details a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas. There are one or two provisos with a Building Survey insofar as a surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the of the Cranham house - such as lifting up fitted carpets. Boundary walls and fences will also be assessed.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the building I am planning to move into I saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Cranham survey report on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Cranham Home Survey a qualified surveyor will usually comment on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This should include a visual check of the accessible parts of the wiring in addition to things like inspecting the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Cranham.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

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