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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dunstable

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dunstable

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Dunstable) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dunstable

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Dunstable and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Dunstable property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Dunstable property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Dunstable Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we are planning to purchase it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Dunstable survey advise the electrics?

During a Dunstable Home Survey your RICS surveyor will usually remark on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a hazardous condition. A Home surveyor is required to give detail on potential areas for concern such as verifying the state of repair of the fixed appliances e.g. water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Dunstable.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered regency home in Dunstable which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is layered over red brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco is highly beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian buildings for example. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Dunstable surveyors frequently focus on defects for example, when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-applying problems may be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to consider drainage? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on a residence are not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. If you have only visited the property in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage systems are at risk include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Blocked rainwater goods can result in overflowing or blocked sewage.

Whether buying in Dunstable or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Dunstable and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Dunstable property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Dunstable property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Dunstable Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we are planning to purchase it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Dunstable survey advise the electrics?

During a Dunstable Home Survey your RICS surveyor will usually remark on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a hazardous condition. A Home surveyor is required to give detail on potential areas for concern such as verifying the state of repair of the fixed appliances e.g. water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Dunstable.



The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered regency home in Dunstable which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is layered over red brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco is highly beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian buildings for example. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Dunstable surveyors frequently focus on defects for example, when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-applying problems may be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to consider drainage? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on a residence are not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. If you have only visited the property in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage systems are at risk include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Blocked rainwater goods can result in overflowing or blocked sewage.

Whether buying in Dunstable or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

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