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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 Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Headington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Headington

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Headington) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Headington

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often 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, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Headington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Headington property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Headington property's condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Headington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be a danger of asbestos pipe lagging concealed in the property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in flooring materials.

All forms are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, never to remove it and expert advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Headington HomeBuyer report. Surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Conservatory

In the HomeBuyer Report what might a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

An example of this is rotation of beams in a conservatory roof. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will be considered too.

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Headington residence being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but regular upkeep may still be required.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Headington property surveyor look for water damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a house in Headington through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Headington enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor, but this information may not be accurate.

Fortunately, no recent Headington flood alerts have been found (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Headington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Headington property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Headington property's condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Headington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be a danger of asbestos pipe lagging concealed in the property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as Fuse box.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in flooring materials.

All forms are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, never to remove it and expert advice should be sought immediately.



Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Headington HomeBuyer report. Surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Conservatory

In the HomeBuyer Report what might a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

An example of this is rotation of beams in a conservatory roof. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will be considered too.

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Headington residence being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but regular upkeep may still be required.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Headington property surveyor look for water damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a house in Headington through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Headington enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor, but this information may not be accurate.

Fortunately, no recent Headington flood alerts have been found (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/13

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