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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 I pick for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hawes

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hawes

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hawes) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hawes

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Hawes and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hawes property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hawes Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Hawes that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The finish is highly beautiful and is common on some Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Hawes Home Buyers Suveys sometimes show potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. lateral visible cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when moisture enters beneath flashings that causes large areas of detachment. Resolving problems may be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Hawes Hawes surveyor look for indications of flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph); sensible owners and home purchasers in Hawes are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Window frame

On a Hawes HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Condition rating one indicates that no repairs are necessary. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Loose glazing in a window frame is one defect applicable to this section.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Hawes and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hawes property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hawes Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Hawes that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The finish is highly beautiful and is common on some Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Hawes Home Buyers Suveys sometimes show potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. lateral visible cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when moisture enters beneath flashings that causes large areas of detachment. Resolving problems may be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.



Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Hawes Hawes surveyor look for indications of flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph); sensible owners and home purchasers in Hawes are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Window frame

On a Hawes HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Condition rating one indicates that no repairs are necessary. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Loose glazing in a window frame is one defect applicable to this section.

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