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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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Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leatherhead

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leatherhead

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Leatherhead) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leatherhead

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Leatherhead and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Leatherhead property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Leatherhead property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Leatherhead House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? What should we expect a Home Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Asbestos roof tiles

I have suspicions that there could be asbestos sprayed on coatings present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example boards around windows.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought without delay. You should never try to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we expect to acquire we think we noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a the surveyor report on the electrics?

When preparing a Leatherhead Home Survey your surveyor will usually comment on the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor is required to report back on potential areas for concern such as checking that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Leatherhead.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Leatherhead and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Leatherhead property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Leatherhead property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Leatherhead House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? What should we expect a Home Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.



Asbestos roof tiles

I have suspicions that there could be asbestos sprayed on coatings present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example boards around windows.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought without delay. You should never try to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we expect to acquire we think we noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a the surveyor report on the electrics?

When preparing a Leatherhead Home Survey your surveyor will usually comment on the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor is required to report back on potential areas for concern such as checking that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Leatherhead.

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