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Homebuyer
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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hanham

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hanham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hanham) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hanham

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hanham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hanham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the Hanham property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Hanham property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Hanham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Hanham house or flat, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the property in question will need some work. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular

concerns. An example defect for this is sections of the flue which are poorly secured. They are reviewed by eye, using binoculars as necessary.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to get the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a substantially modified home?

Although conventionally still described as Structural Surveys this survey type is now defunct and they are renamed Building Surveys When contemplating the buying of an unconventional property like a period Hanham house - Building Survey is now the right survey to choose to go for. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a post fifties unmodified house of typical building materials. After a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report will be provided to you running through in depth and frequently critical details about the materials used for the construction of the house. There will be one or two limitations with the survey to be aware of as a surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Hanham property e.g. removing secured panels.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What advice would you give for a 70s home with English bond walls?

Brick-walled Hanham property can be affected by various issues and defects, such as frost damage. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. Contact Baines Warren for a repairs estimate at 07803 165653 or 29 Sulby Dr, Ribbleton, Preston, PR2 6RR.

A selection of different courses and brick making techniques of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hanham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hanham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the Hanham property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Hanham property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Hanham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Hanham house or flat, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the property in question will need some work. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular



concerns. An example defect for this is sections of the flue which are poorly secured. They are reviewed by eye, using binoculars as necessary.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to get the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a substantially modified home?

Although conventionally still described as Structural Surveys this survey type is now defunct and they are renamed Building Surveys When contemplating the buying of an unconventional property like a period Hanham house - Building Survey is now the right survey to choose to go for. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a post fifties unmodified house of typical building materials. After a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report will be provided to you running through in depth and frequently critical details about the materials used for the construction of the house. There will be one or two limitations with the survey to be aware of as a surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Hanham property e.g. removing secured panels.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What advice would you give for a 70s home with English bond walls?

Brick-walled Hanham property can be affected by various issues and defects, such as frost damage. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. Contact Baines Warren for a repairs estimate at 07803 165653 or 29 Sulby Dr, Ribbleton, Preston, PR2 6RR.

A selection of different courses and brick making techniques of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

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