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Valuation
Property
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 Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gosport

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gosport

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Gosport) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gosport

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Gosport and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Gosport property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Gosport property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Gosport Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Gosport has been an issue. Is this a urgent risk, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older converted barn in Gosport. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Vernacular architecture can often be problematic. Houses featuring traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. This may mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging. If the house you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a property in Gosport? Will the house surveyor report on this? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rain and the effect it can have on a property are rarely paid due attention. If you have visited the home in the Summer, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Gosport or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Gosport and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Gosport property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Gosport property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Gosport Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Gosport has been an issue. Is this a urgent risk, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older converted barn in Gosport. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Vernacular architecture can often be problematic. Houses featuring traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. This may mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging. If the house you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a property in Gosport? Will the house surveyor report on this? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rain and the effect it can have on a property are rarely paid due attention. If you have visited the home in the Summer, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Gosport or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly.

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