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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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What building survey do I need for my potential property purchase in Hedge End?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hedge End

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hedge End

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hedge End) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example wood frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hedge End

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Hedge End and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hedge End property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer comprehensive details of the Hedge End property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Hedge End House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Hedge End? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

I find it odd that the impact high levels of rainfall can have on properties is not given enough thought by property buyers. For instance, water pooling below gutters suggest that the drainage are blocked.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair, if identified early. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I pay a bit more money for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on a flat in Hedge End?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as the Building Survey. One should have a Building Survey for the flat you are planning to buy. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid 20th century of later unmodified flat of typical construction materials. There are certain restrictions exist with a property survey - a RICS surveyor is not authorised (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the flat nor can he/she inspect where doing so could cause damage to the flat. Furthermore flats can complicate the survey and the surveyor can only check the actual flat, though he may provide detail on communal parts of the property such as the drains. For a table containing a breakdown of what each survey type includes see Survey comparison table.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we want to acquire we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets; does Hedge End survey advise on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Hedge End Building Survey the RICS surveyor should comment on the electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include a by sight inspection of exposed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of potential areas for concern such as the whereabouts of the meter or consumer unit. Verifying the location of the evidence of any recent PIR conducted by an electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Hedge End .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Hedge End and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hedge End property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer comprehensive details of the Hedge End property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Hedge End House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Hedge End? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

I find it odd that the impact high levels of rainfall can have on properties is not given enough thought by property buyers. For instance, water pooling below gutters suggest that the drainage are blocked.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair, if identified early. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I pay a bit more money for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on a flat in Hedge End?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as the Building Survey. One should have a Building Survey for the flat you are planning to buy. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a mid 20th century of later unmodified flat of typical construction materials. There are certain restrictions exist with a property survey - a RICS surveyor is not authorised (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the flat nor can he/she inspect where doing so could cause damage to the flat. Furthermore flats can complicate the survey and the surveyor can only check the actual flat, though he may provide detail on communal parts of the property such as the drains. For a table containing a breakdown of what each survey type includes see Survey comparison table.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we want to acquire we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets; does Hedge End survey advise on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Hedge End Building Survey the RICS surveyor should comment on the electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include a by sight inspection of exposed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of potential areas for concern such as the whereabouts of the meter or consumer unit. Verifying the location of the evidence of any recent PIR conducted by an electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Hedge End .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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