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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Horncastle

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Horncastle

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Horncastle) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for unconventional e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Horncastle

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Horncastle and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Horncastle property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Horncastle property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Horncastle Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor examine on a stucco coated regency house in Horncastle that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is dense render. Usually stucco render is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. It is highly aesthetic and is often found on Regency homes. It is similar to plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Horncastle commonly reveal issues for instance when stucco is exposed to driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems might result from the heavy loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as craftsmen are getting harder to find.

Gas flame

Does the Horncastle surveyor advise on the safety of the gas flues?

Your surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas associated installations, for instance associated asbestos. Your Horncastle surveyor won't remove fittings and will not conduct any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Most people are aware that gas can be deadly, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Lincolnshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include J.L. Services of 29, Lodington Court, Horncastle, Lincolnshire Tel. 07852268126 and Paul Houldershaw of 8 The Ropewalk, Horncastle Tel. 07796000534.

Stone block wall damage

Will a conversion with stone walls generate high upkeep costs? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

Ranging from Golconda Dolomitic Limestone to Totternhoe Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built homes can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Horncastle and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Horncastle property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Horncastle property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Horncastle Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor examine on a stucco coated regency house in Horncastle that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is dense render. Usually stucco render is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. It is highly aesthetic and is often found on Regency homes. It is similar to plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Horncastle commonly reveal issues for instance when stucco is exposed to driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems might result from the heavy loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as craftsmen are getting harder to find.



Gas flame

Does the Horncastle surveyor advise on the safety of the gas flues?

Your surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas associated installations, for instance associated asbestos. Your Horncastle surveyor won't remove fittings and will not conduct any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Most people are aware that gas can be deadly, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Lincolnshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include J.L. Services of 29, Lodington Court, Horncastle, Lincolnshire Tel. 07852268126 and Paul Houldershaw of 8 The Ropewalk, Horncastle Tel. 07796000534.

Stone block wall damage

Will a conversion with stone walls generate high upkeep costs? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

Ranging from Golconda Dolomitic Limestone to Totternhoe Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built homes can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

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