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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Sussex

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Sussex

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in East Sussex) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Sussex

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in East Sussex and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the East Sussex property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the East Sussex property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the East Sussex property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant East Sussex Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a East Sussex property built Slate. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including stone faces. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like stone faces will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in East Sussex are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can ask the surveyor

carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Aldershaw Handmade Tiles Quarry, Kent Street, Nr Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SD for details. Call 01424 756777 for more information.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste material disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries include structurally instability. Health problems such as downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

East Sussex surveyors will examine structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Rother Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I want to acquire it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring; does East Sussex survey advise the electrics?

When conducting a Building Survey in East Sussex your RICS surveyor will usually report on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include a by sight check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the superficial sections of the wiring as well as things like examining the outside installations such as power in garages. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in East Sussex and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the East Sussex property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the East Sussex property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the East Sussex property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant East Sussex Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a East Sussex property built Slate. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including stone faces. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like stone faces will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in East Sussex are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can ask the surveyor



carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Aldershaw Handmade Tiles Quarry, Kent Street, Nr Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SD for details. Call 01424 756777 for more information.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a flat in the region a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste material disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries include structurally instability. Health problems such as downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

East Sussex surveyors will examine structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Rother Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I want to acquire it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring; does East Sussex survey advise the electrics?

When conducting a Building Survey in East Sussex your RICS surveyor will usually report on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include a by sight check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the superficial sections of the wiring as well as things like examining the outside installations such as power in garages. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey.

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Recent East Sussex Surveyor Reports

  • Not all cracks are cause for alarm

    By Edmund Drewelus November 15th, 2012

    Mention cracks to most home buyers and they are understandably tempted to run a mile. However all too often the assumption that subsidence, at least to any meaningful degree, is an over reaction. This Hastings property is a prime example where there has been some movement in the...