HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Langstone

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Langstone

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Langstone Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
Valuation
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Langstone

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Langstone

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Langstone) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Langstone

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

Reviews

Langstone Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Langstone Surveyors

Home Surveys in Langstone

RICS Chartered Surveyors with coverage in Langstone and throughout every county of England and Wales.

Home Buyers Survey Langstone

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Langstone and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Langstone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Langstone property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Langstone Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a potentially fatal substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire doors. Technically all forms are potentially fatal and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace it and professional advice must be taken without delay. On no account attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our property surveyor consider flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Financial Times), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The home survey may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.An awareness of characteristics of the Langstone area likely to affect the Langstone home also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Langstone - What will our Langstone building surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many residential properties can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to dormer windows. Factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Speak to D P W Roofing & Building of 107B Albany Street, Newport, NP20 5NG on 01633 859982 for a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Langstone and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Langstone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Langstone property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Langstone Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a potentially fatal substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire doors. Technically all forms are potentially fatal and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace it and professional advice must be taken without delay. On no account attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.



Damage resulting from flooding

Would our property surveyor consider flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Financial Times), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The home survey may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.An awareness of characteristics of the Langstone area likely to affect the Langstone home also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Langstone - What will our Langstone building surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many residential properties can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to dormer windows. Factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Speak to D P W Roofing & Building of 107B Albany Street, Newport, NP20 5NG on 01633 859982 for a quote.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote