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Homebuyer
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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 Grange Over Sands

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grange Over Sands

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Grange Over Sands) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grange Over Sands

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Grange Over Sands and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Grange Over Sands property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Grange Over Sands property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Grange Over Sands property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Grange Over Sands House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Grange Over Sands. What does the chartered surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Homes in the area in good condition can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, dry rot. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the slates to the collar ties. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Grange Over Sands, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Grange Over Sands, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Grange Over Sands roofing contractor with a good reference can provide a quote.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Grange Over Sands Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency house in Grange Over Sands.

Stucco is actually just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It may contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Grange Over Sands Homebuyer Reports can report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped moisture resulting in the render failing

Another example of problems could include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult as renderers are getting harder to find.

Conservatory

In a Grange Over Sands HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home buyers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will also be mentioned in the report. Missing railings is an example of this.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Grange Over Sands and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Grange Over Sands property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Grange Over Sands property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Grange Over Sands property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Grange Over Sands House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Grange Over Sands. What does the chartered surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Homes in the area in good condition can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, dry rot. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the slates to the collar ties. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Grange Over Sands, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Grange Over Sands, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Grange Over Sands roofing contractor with a good reference can provide a quote.



Damaged Render

What problems will the Grange Over Sands Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency house in Grange Over Sands.

Stucco is actually just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It may contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Grange Over Sands Homebuyer Reports can report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped moisture resulting in the render failing

Another example of problems could include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult as renderers are getting harder to find.

Conservatory

In a Grange Over Sands HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home buyers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will also be mentioned in the report. Missing railings is an example of this.

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