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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 Flackwell Heath

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Flackwell Heath

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Flackwell Heath) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Flackwell Heath

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Flackwell Heath and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Flackwell Heath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Flackwell Heath property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Flackwell Heath Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can wet conditions have on a house in Flackwell Heath? Will the Flackwell Heath home buyers survey report on this? Are repairs going to be expensive?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that rainfall and the effect it can have on homes are rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the home in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair, if identified early.However, the damage caused, where left untreated, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that there is a 19mm gap between the dining room wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Flackwell Heath HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be fixed. Most homes in Flackwell Heath are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a ground floor flat in Flackwell Heath, does the building survey inquire into indications of water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a house will be secure against flooding damage; sensible owners and property buyers in Flackwell Heath are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Flackwell Heath and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Flackwell Heath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Flackwell Heath property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Flackwell Heath Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact can wet conditions have on a house in Flackwell Heath? Will the Flackwell Heath home buyers survey report on this? Are repairs going to be expensive?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that rainfall and the effect it can have on homes are rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the home in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair, if identified early.However, the damage caused, where left untreated, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that there is a 19mm gap between the dining room wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Flackwell Heath HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be fixed. Most homes in Flackwell Heath are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a ground floor flat in Flackwell Heath, does the building survey inquire into indications of water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a house will be secure against flooding damage; sensible owners and property buyers in Flackwell Heath are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

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