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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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  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dorking

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dorking

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Dorking) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dorking

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Dorking and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Dorking property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Dorking property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Dorking Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to purchase in Dorking, should we be anxious about a flood risk, and will the Dorking surveyor search for any flood damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home in Dorking, such as via badly fitted air bricks. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home in Dorking or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Dorking is at risk.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we expect to purchase, it appeared that there is old wiring; does Dorking Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrical system?

During a Home Survey in Dorking the RICS surveyor will usually report on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include an overview or examination of any revealed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of things like confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place. Inspecting the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the survey in Dorking. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Dorking .

The IEE recommend that an electrical check be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Stone block wall damage

Can Beer stone-built houses in Dorking be hard to upkeep. What should we be particularly aware of?

Maintenance costs for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Dorking are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating houses should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Dorking, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Reigate Road Quarry, Reigate Road, Betchworth, Surrey, RH3 7HB, quarrying Sand, for details. Call 01737 842311 for more information.

If you need more assistance, contact a local stonemason or specialist, including Clive Wicks Fireplaces, 2 Dairy Cottages, Ranmore Common, Dorking, RH5 6SP.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Dorking and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Dorking property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Dorking property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Dorking Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to purchase in Dorking, should we be anxious about a flood risk, and will the Dorking surveyor search for any flood damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home in Dorking, such as via badly fitted air bricks. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home in Dorking or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Dorking is at risk.



Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we expect to purchase, it appeared that there is old wiring; does Dorking Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrical system?

During a Home Survey in Dorking the RICS surveyor will usually report on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include an overview or examination of any revealed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of things like confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place. Inspecting the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the survey in Dorking. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Dorking .

The IEE recommend that an electrical check be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Stone block wall damage

Can Beer stone-built houses in Dorking be hard to upkeep. What should we be particularly aware of?

Maintenance costs for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Dorking are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating houses should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Dorking, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Reigate Road Quarry, Reigate Road, Betchworth, Surrey, RH3 7HB, quarrying Sand, for details. Call 01737 842311 for more information.

If you need more assistance, contact a local stonemason or specialist, including Clive Wicks Fireplaces, 2 Dairy Cottages, Ranmore Common, Dorking, RH5 6SP.

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