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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 is the best choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Furzedown

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Furzedown

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Furzedown) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Furzedown

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Furzedown and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Furzedown property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Furzedown property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Furzedown Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to buy the full structural survey when looking into a un-loved forties bungalow near Furzedown as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Often referred to as a Structural Survey, it is now defunct and has actually been given a new name by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the proper name is now the RICS Building Survey. The Building Survey is now the best selection of survey if purchasing an altered property, for example a property in poor condition house. It will typically give comprehensive and crucial professional advice on the property's construction materials in conjunction with any defects a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Furzedown HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for house owners. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are interested to lease, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a Furzedown survey report on the electrics?

During a Homebuyer Report in Furzedown your surveyor should add detail on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a poor condition. This will include a general check of the superficial parts of the wiring or fusebox as well as issues like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances like storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend an electrical system check need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Furzedown and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Furzedown property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Furzedown property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Furzedown Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to buy the full structural survey when looking into a un-loved forties bungalow near Furzedown as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Often referred to as a Structural Survey, it is now defunct and has actually been given a new name by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the proper name is now the RICS Building Survey. The Building Survey is now the best selection of survey if purchasing an altered property, for example a property in poor condition house. It will typically give comprehensive and crucial professional advice on the property's construction materials in conjunction with any defects a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Furzedown HomeBuyer Report look into this?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for house owners. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are interested to lease, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a Furzedown survey report on the electrics?

During a Homebuyer Report in Furzedown your surveyor should add detail on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a poor condition. This will include a general check of the superficial parts of the wiring or fusebox as well as issues like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances like storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend an electrical system check need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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