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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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What building survey is the right choice for my intended house purchase in Grimsby?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grimsby

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grimsby

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Grimsby) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grimsby

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Grimsby and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Grimsby property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Grimsby property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Grimsby Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency detached house in Grimsby that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly attractive and is/was was often applied to Regency buildings. Sometimes it can have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Grimsby Building Surveys frequently show defects like trapped moisture resulting in the surface falling away which need attention. Other potential problems might include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-coating problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the building I am interested to acquire it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets; will a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Grimsby Home Survey your surveyor will typically remark on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a poor state of repair.

This should include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as areas like the state of miniature circuit breakers. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Grimsby.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Grimsby, what recommendations will the surveyor make for a 80s house constructed with Flemish bond walls? Does brick decay faster in Grimsby weather?

Brick flats in Grimsby will suffer from various issues and defects, such as moisture damage. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls.

Grimsby home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods are used in properties built throughout the ages. For instance, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Grimsby and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Grimsby property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Grimsby property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Grimsby Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency detached house in Grimsby that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. The effect is highly attractive and is/was was often applied to Regency buildings. Sometimes it can have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Grimsby Building Surveys frequently show defects like trapped moisture resulting in the surface falling away which need attention. Other potential problems might include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-coating problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.



Shocking Electrics

When I saw the building I am interested to acquire it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets; will a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Grimsby Home Survey your surveyor will typically remark on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a poor state of repair.

This should include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as areas like the state of miniature circuit breakers. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Grimsby.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Grimsby, what recommendations will the surveyor make for a 80s house constructed with Flemish bond walls? Does brick decay faster in Grimsby weather?

Brick flats in Grimsby will suffer from various issues and defects, such as moisture damage. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls.

Grimsby home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods are used in properties built throughout the ages. For instance, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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