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Valuation
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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 Eastleigh

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Eastleigh

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Eastleigh) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Eastleigh

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Eastleigh and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Eastleigh property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Eastleigh property's state of repair as well as information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Eastleigh Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

In a Eastleigh HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. The type and condition of such components are reported on. Crumbling stucco is an example.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a Eastleigh residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how concerning each aspect of the report is. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including pipe lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe insulation. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos will be costly must always be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos during the Eastleigh survey and will recommend relevant tests.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Eastleigh. Can a RICS surveyor look for indications of flooding, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Telegraph); sensible owners and property purchasers in Eastleigh are right to consider precautions. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The property survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.An awareness of characteristics of the Eastleigh area likely to affect the Eastleigh home also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Eastleigh and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Eastleigh property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Eastleigh property's state of repair as well as information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Eastleigh Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

In a Eastleigh HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. The type and condition of such components are reported on. Crumbling stucco is an example.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a Eastleigh residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how concerning each aspect of the report is. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.



Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including pipe lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe insulation. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos will be costly must always be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos during the Eastleigh survey and will recommend relevant tests.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Eastleigh. Can a RICS surveyor look for indications of flooding, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Telegraph); sensible owners and property purchasers in Eastleigh are right to consider precautions. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The property survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.An awareness of characteristics of the Eastleigh area likely to affect the Eastleigh home also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

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