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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 Survey do I need for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hampton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hampton

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hampton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hampton

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Hampton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Hampton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Hampton property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Monk bond repair tips, can the surveyor help?

Brick-built Hampton residential property feature several advantages over structures built with irregular stone. Unfortunately, they also experience both minor and serious issues, from moisture damage to cracks. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with directions for remedy. A serious concern is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. J & P Builders (Bristol) Ltd at 95 Church Rd, Bishopsworth, Bristol, BS13 8JU should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0117-964 6622.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Hampton, leading to a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture. E.g. Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. Consider renegotiating the price of the Hampton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor look for on a stucco regency home in Hampton.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just dense render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hampton commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance lateral visible cracking that describes the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when dampness beneath flashings which causes detachment. Re-applying problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are getting rarer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property in Hampton. What can we do?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Hampton. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for vermin may include use of insecticides and removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Hampton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Hampton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Hampton property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Monk bond repair tips, can the surveyor help?

Brick-built Hampton residential property feature several advantages over structures built with irregular stone. Unfortunately, they also experience both minor and serious issues, from moisture damage to cracks. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with directions for remedy. A serious concern is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. J & P Builders (Bristol) Ltd at 95 Church Rd, Bishopsworth, Bristol, BS13 8JU should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0117-964 6622.



Brick-constructed property can be found across Hampton, leading to a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture. E.g. Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. Consider renegotiating the price of the Hampton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor look for on a stucco regency home in Hampton.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just dense render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hampton commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance lateral visible cracking that describes the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when dampness beneath flashings which causes detachment. Re-applying problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are getting rarer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property in Hampton. What can we do?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Hampton. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for vermin may include use of insecticides and removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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