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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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Which HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my property purchase in Finchampstead?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Finchampstead

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Finchampstead

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Finchampstead) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Finchampstead

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Finchampstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Finchampstead property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Finchampstead property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Finchampstead House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will a Finchampstead property surveyor make for a house with Diagonal bond walls?

Brick-constructed houses in Finchampstead demonstrate several benefits, but they can also be subject to various issues and defects. This could be anything from defective mortar to erosion. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Hudson G may be able to give an estimate for

any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 38 Rectory Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BG or 07735 022654.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s conversion with stone walls. What should we look in to?

There are a wide range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include mould. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property in Finchampstead, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor check the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, in addition to gas related installations like associated asbestos. However, the Finchampstead chartered surveyor will not remove the external fittings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the system or appliances. Gas can be deadly and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Finchampstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Finchampstead property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Finchampstead property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Finchampstead House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will a Finchampstead property surveyor make for a house with Diagonal bond walls?

Brick-constructed houses in Finchampstead demonstrate several benefits, but they can also be subject to various issues and defects. This could be anything from defective mortar to erosion. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Hudson G may be able to give an estimate for



any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 38 Rectory Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BG or 07735 022654.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s conversion with stone walls. What should we look in to?

There are a wide range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include mould. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property in Finchampstead, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor check the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, in addition to gas related installations like associated asbestos. However, the Finchampstead chartered surveyor will not remove the external fittings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the system or appliances. Gas can be deadly and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

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