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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingsland

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingsland

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kingsland) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingsland

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Kingsland and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Kingsland property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Kingsland property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Kingsland House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Kingsland and the seller has suggested that it has been built with Portland stone. What should we look in to, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Kingsland can vary, delamination being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. 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, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Maintenance tips include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the chartered surveyor search for indications of flooding damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are exposed to floods. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor may ask the agent if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Kingsland.

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would be advised to on guard for when planning to buy a property in Kingsland in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by local councils. Kingsland surveyors must have local knowledge of relevant local factors and the effect they have on the building. The price of property will probably be higher because of them retaining their original character. However a growing number have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors will inform you if the home could be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Kingsland Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted during the legal process. Unconsented changes to the building may also be noted but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Kingsland and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Kingsland property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Kingsland property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Kingsland House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Kingsland and the seller has suggested that it has been built with Portland stone. What should we look in to, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Kingsland can vary, delamination being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. 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, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Maintenance tips include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will the chartered surveyor search for indications of flooding damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are exposed to floods. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor may ask the agent if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood alerts were found for Kingsland.

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would be advised to on guard for when planning to buy a property in Kingsland in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by local councils. Kingsland surveyors must have local knowledge of relevant local factors and the effect they have on the building. The price of property will probably be higher because of them retaining their original character. However a growing number have been neglected and are in a state of neglect for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors will inform you if the home could be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Kingsland Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted during the legal process. Unconsented changes to the building may also be noted but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

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