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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Derbyshire

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Derbyshire

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Derbyshire) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Derbyshire

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Derbyshire and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Derbyshire property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Derbyshire property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Derbyshire Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a property and the estate agent has informed us that it has been constructed with Cotswold stone. Are there specific factors to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Problems which impact stone-built properties can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Shining Bank Quarry, Alport, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE4 1LE for details. Call 01629 636366 for more information.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we should be conscious of if intending to buy a period property in Derbyshire near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Derbyshire surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any relation may have on the home and its value. Property values will likely be more than prices outside the area because of the areas being preserved. However a growing number are falling into poor condition for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Property surveyors are trained to report if the home might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Unconsented modifications to the property may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Potter & Co Solicitors Ltd are a local firm situated at Bridge Chambers, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE4 3LT might be able to advise. Tel: 01629 582308

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects - Do we need a property surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Derbyshire house may not be raised during the conveyancing. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Derbyshire and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Derbyshire property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Derbyshire property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Derbyshire Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a property and the estate agent has informed us that it has been constructed with Cotswold stone. Are there specific factors to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Problems which impact stone-built properties can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.



Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Shining Bank Quarry, Alport, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE4 1LE for details. Call 01629 636366 for more information.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we should be conscious of if intending to buy a period property in Derbyshire near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Derbyshire surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any relation may have on the home and its value. Property values will likely be more than prices outside the area because of the areas being preserved. However a growing number are falling into poor condition for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Property surveyors are trained to report if the home might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Unconsented modifications to the property may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Potter & Co Solicitors Ltd are a local firm situated at Bridge Chambers, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE4 3LT might be able to advise. Tel: 01629 582308

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects - Do we need a property surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Derbyshire house may not be raised during the conveyancing. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

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