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Homebuyer
Report
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Downend

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Downend

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Downend) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this survey for unconventional , for example cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Downend

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Downend property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Downend property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Downend Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Downend, what directions can a surveyor in Downend offer for buildings with rat-trap bond walls? Does render make a difference?

Brick-walled Downend buildings can suffer from diverse problems. Your Downend surveyor would usually include these. One problem often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Brick Work & Paving Co at 26 Homebush Av, Saltdean, Brighton, BN2 8RD should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01273 300092.

Downend home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture are found in many homes built in this country, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. If the surveyor does raise concerns about

a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor report on the condition of the gas mains supply?

The local surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the meter location/position at the property, as well as gas connected fittings e.g. balanced flues. The fittings however, won't be removed. The system will not be tested. Gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas or if you smell gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but kitchen floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Downend property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Downend property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Downend Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Downend, what directions can a surveyor in Downend offer for buildings with rat-trap bond walls? Does render make a difference?

Brick-walled Downend buildings can suffer from diverse problems. Your Downend surveyor would usually include these. One problem often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Brick Work & Paving Co at 26 Homebush Av, Saltdean, Brighton, BN2 8RD should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01273 300092.

Downend home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture are found in many homes built in this country, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. If the surveyor does raise concerns about



a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor report on the condition of the gas mains supply?

The local surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the meter location/position at the property, as well as gas connected fittings e.g. balanced flues. The fittings however, won't be removed. The system will not be tested. Gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas or if you smell gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but kitchen floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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