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Property
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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Holbrook

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Holbrook

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Holbrook) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Holbrook

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Holbrook and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Holbrook property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Holbrook property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Holbrook Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has mentioned subsidence might be worth checking impacting the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Many homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

Quite a common example is no gravel or paint to provide UV protection to the roof materials. Roof coverings will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in Holbrook are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the house we are intending to acquire we noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a Holbrook survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Holbrook Home Buyers Survey a qualified surveyor will remark on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory state. This should include a by sight check of the accessible areas of the wiring in addition to issues like checking the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Holbrook and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Holbrook property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Holbrook property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Holbrook Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has mentioned subsidence might be worth checking impacting the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Many homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

Quite a common example is no gravel or paint to provide UV protection to the roof materials. Roof coverings will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in Holbrook are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the house we are intending to acquire we noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a Holbrook survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Holbrook Home Buyers Survey a qualified surveyor will remark on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory state. This should include a by sight check of the accessible areas of the wiring in addition to issues like checking the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

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