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Homebuyer
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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 Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lansbury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lansbury

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lansbury) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lansbury

    This is a professional surveyor 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 book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Lansbury and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lansbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Lansbury property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Lansbury Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor warned us that access to the building's roof could be an issue - What does the Lansbury surveyor check when the building is surveyed?

This is often asked by purchasers who know that homes will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as bad drainage. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the fascias to the valley gutters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of asbestos cement removal, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A Lansbury builder can provide an estimate.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home built Bath stone. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in door construction. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Mohawk Wharf, Bradfield Road, Silvertown, London, E16 2AX, which quarries Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 02074 738222 for more information.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I need to look into when planning to buy a period property in Lansbury in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local council.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local factors and the bearing may have on the home. Values is usually greater owing to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are trained to report if the planned purchase is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Lansbury and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lansbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Lansbury property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Lansbury Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor warned us that access to the building's roof could be an issue - What does the Lansbury surveyor check when the building is surveyed?

This is often asked by purchasers who know that homes will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as bad drainage. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the fascias to the valley gutters. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of asbestos cement removal, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A Lansbury builder can provide an estimate.



Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home built Bath stone. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in door construction. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Mohawk Wharf, Bradfield Road, Silvertown, London, E16 2AX, which quarries Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 02074 738222 for more information.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I need to look into when planning to buy a period property in Lansbury in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local council.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local factors and the bearing may have on the home. Values is usually greater owing to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are trained to report if the planned purchase is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

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