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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Godstone

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Godstone

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Godstone) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Godstone

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Godstone and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Godstone property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Godstone property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Godstone Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered regency house in Godstone that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a form of render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It is very like plaster and mortar. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes detail any number of problems which might include trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues could include when the render is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-coating problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am meaning to purchase, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a the surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in Godstone the RICS surveyor should usually mention the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous state. The RICS surveyor is expected to give detail on possible problems relating to things like examining the category of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE advise an electrical check should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of asbestos boilers concealed in the home. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful never to remove the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. On no account endeavour to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will mention potential asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Godstone and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Godstone property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Godstone property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Godstone Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered regency house in Godstone that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a form of render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It is very like plaster and mortar. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes detail any number of problems which might include trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues could include when the render is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-coating problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.



Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am meaning to purchase, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a the surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in Godstone the RICS surveyor should usually mention the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous state. The RICS surveyor is expected to give detail on possible problems relating to things like examining the category of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE advise an electrical check should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of asbestos boilers concealed in the home. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful never to remove the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. On no account endeavour to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will mention potential asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

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