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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lancing

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lancing

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lancing) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lancing

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Lancing and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Lancing property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Lancing property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Lancing House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about vermin affecting properties nearby. Should we get a surveyor?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Lancing. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Lancing, what suggestions can a property surveyor in Lancing make for properties built from Flemish bond walls?

Lancing brick-walled apartments can indicate distinct issues, from lack of a damp proof course to sulphate attack. A defect requiring immediate attention is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Smith M C may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 113 Poplar Rd, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 5JS or 0117-967 4213.

As an example, Dutch bond or basket weave bonds are both used in Lancing apartments. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor report on the condition of the gas supply?

Your will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes for example, in addition to gas connected gas fittings in the home, for instance fireplaces. A Lancing qualified surveyor won't remove the fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

The regulations stipulate that all landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Lancing and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Lancing property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Lancing property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Lancing House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about vermin affecting properties nearby. Should we get a surveyor?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Lancing. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Lancing, what suggestions can a property surveyor in Lancing make for properties built from Flemish bond walls?

Lancing brick-walled apartments can indicate distinct issues, from lack of a damp proof course to sulphate attack. A defect requiring immediate attention is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Smith M C may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 113 Poplar Rd, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 5JS or 0117-967 4213.

As an example, Dutch bond or basket weave bonds are both used in Lancing apartments. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor report on the condition of the gas supply?

Your will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes for example, in addition to gas connected gas fittings in the home, for instance fireplaces. A Lancing qualified surveyor won't remove the fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

The regulations stipulate that all landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

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