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Valuation
Property
Valuation
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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What Survey do I need for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ditchling

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ditchling

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ditchling) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ditchling

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Ditchling and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Ditchling property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ditchling property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Ditchling House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a home in Ditchling. Can a Ditchling Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ditchling buyers. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly, such as cracks along the kitchen wall. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Isolated patches of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor said that the had been a problem with wet rot - What does a property surveyor in Ditchling keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Local property in otherwise fine condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From roof battens to trusses, every part of the roof will be considered. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Ditchling, but it is a health and safety necessity. A contractor in Ditchling with positive reviews can provide a quote. Speak to G K of 46 Marlborough Dr, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EU on 01444 248400 for more information.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Ditchling home buyers survey check for flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home in Ditchling will be secure against flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Ditchling home or on adjacent sites. The residential surveyor may ask the current owner if the Ditchling home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Ditchling and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Ditchling property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ditchling property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Ditchling House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a home in Ditchling. Can a Ditchling Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ditchling buyers. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly, such as cracks along the kitchen wall. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Isolated patches of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor said that the had been a problem with wet rot - What does a property surveyor in Ditchling keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Local property in otherwise fine condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From roof battens to trusses, every part of the roof will be considered. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Ditchling, but it is a health and safety necessity. A contractor in Ditchling with positive reviews can provide a quote. Speak to G K of 46 Marlborough Dr, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EU on 01444 248400 for more information.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Ditchling home buyers survey check for flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home in Ditchling will be secure against flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Ditchling home or on adjacent sites. The residential surveyor may ask the current owner if the Ditchling home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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