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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Frome

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Frome

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Frome) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Frome

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Frome and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Frome property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Frome property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Frome Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Frome. Is there any brick wall upkeep guidance we should be aware of??

Brick-walled houses in Frome can show signs of several common problems, such as cracks. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with feedback. One serious matter is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Steven Firth Bricklayer should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07565 261094 or 79/79/Bethesda Close, Blackburn, BB2 2NA.

Brick-build property can be found across the UK, leading to a great deal of variety.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s home in Frome with stone walls. What defects must we watch out for?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Grey Catcastle Sandstone to Totternhoe Limestone. Problems which impact stone-built Frome properties can vary greatly, with issues like cracks being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Whatley Quarry, Whatley, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3LF for details. Call 01373 452515 for more information.

Defective door frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect can a Condition rating 2 have on 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

For a Frome house or flat, one issue is blocked drainage holes. Outside doors are to be opened and closed, assuming keys are available. Broadly speaking, the seal condition of double glazing is covered.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Frome and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Frome property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Frome property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Frome Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Frome. Is there any brick wall upkeep guidance we should be aware of??

Brick-walled houses in Frome can show signs of several common problems, such as cracks. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with feedback. One serious matter is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Steven Firth Bricklayer should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07565 261094 or 79/79/Bethesda Close, Blackburn, BB2 2NA.

Brick-build property can be found across the UK, leading to a great deal of variety.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s home in Frome with stone walls. What defects must we watch out for?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Grey Catcastle Sandstone to Totternhoe Limestone. Problems which impact stone-built Frome properties can vary greatly, with issues like cracks being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Whatley Quarry, Whatley, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3LF for details. Call 01373 452515 for more information.

Defective door frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect can a Condition rating 2 have on 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

For a Frome house or flat, one issue is blocked drainage holes. Outside doors are to be opened and closed, assuming keys are available. Broadly speaking, the seal condition of double glazing is covered.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

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