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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Flintshire

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Flintshire

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Flintshire) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Flintshire

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Flintshire and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Flintshire property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Flintshire property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Flintshire Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Defective door frame

For the Flintshire HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects impacting 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

External doors are checked, assuming keys are available. Generally, the thresholds of doorways are also surveyed, checking that access is level, water is excluded from leaking into the property, etc. A damaged door frame, for example, is included in Section E.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the residence's

construction. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Flintshire create upkeep problems for the buyer? Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

From Stanton Moor Sandstone to Monks Park Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as penetrating damp affect many stone-walled properties in Flintshire. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties in Flintshire, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used around doors and window frames. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for property in Flintshire. Can a Flintshire Property Survey investigate this?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for property owners. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like a hard-to-open lounge door or small cracks in the lounge ceiling can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Flintshire surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Flintshire and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Flintshire property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Flintshire property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Flintshire Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Defective door frame

For the Flintshire HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects impacting 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

External doors are checked, assuming keys are available. Generally, the thresholds of doorways are also surveyed, checking that access is level, water is excluded from leaking into the property, etc. A damaged door frame, for example, is included in Section E.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the residence's



construction. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Flintshire create upkeep problems for the buyer? Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

From Stanton Moor Sandstone to Monks Park Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as penetrating damp affect many stone-walled properties in Flintshire. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties in Flintshire, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used around doors and window frames. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for property in Flintshire. Can a Flintshire Property Survey investigate this?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for property owners. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like a hard-to-open lounge door or small cracks in the lounge ceiling can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Flintshire surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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