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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 Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crawley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crawley

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Crawley) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. cellared or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crawley

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Crawley and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Crawley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Crawley property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Crawley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor take into account on a stucco coated home in Crawley.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually just a form of render. Typically it is applied to brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. It is very like plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes focus on any number of problems which can include trapped water resulting in damp problems which need attention. Other potential problems might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Re-applying problems may be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

For a local expert try All Build Ltd, 1, Marlborough Close, Crawley, RH11 9PB Tel. 01293 546282

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about vermin in the area - How do we investigate further?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that a seller to disclose a vermin problem. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal of infected furniture. If you require more information, contact a local firm, like Intercleanse (Pest Control) Ltd, The Office Building, Gatwick Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9RZ, or call them on 0129 345 9784.

Other external areas of the property

For the Crawley HomeBuyer Report what are the usual Condition Rating 1 defects affecting 'E9 - Other' ?

For a Crawley property, one example could be a sagging conservatory floor surface. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the house or flat is in a good state. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house or flat does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Crawley and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Crawley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Crawley property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Crawley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor take into account on a stucco coated home in Crawley.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually just a form of render. Typically it is applied to brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. It is very like plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes focus on any number of problems which can include trapped water resulting in damp problems which need attention. Other potential problems might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Re-applying problems may be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.



For a local expert try All Build Ltd, 1, Marlborough Close, Crawley, RH11 9PB Tel. 01293 546282

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about vermin in the area - How do we investigate further?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that a seller to disclose a vermin problem. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal of infected furniture. If you require more information, contact a local firm, like Intercleanse (Pest Control) Ltd, The Office Building, Gatwick Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9RZ, or call them on 0129 345 9784.

Other external areas of the property

For the Crawley HomeBuyer Report what are the usual Condition Rating 1 defects affecting 'E9 - Other' ?

For a Crawley property, one example could be a sagging conservatory floor surface. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the house or flat is in a good state. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house or flat does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

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