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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leicestershire

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leicestershire

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Leicestershire) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leicestershire

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Leicestershire and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Leicestershire property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Leicestershire property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Leicestershire Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look into the state of repair of the gas supply?

A will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected at the property, as well as gas associated fixtures e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). External fittings or covers will not be undone. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Leicestershire include Combifix Midlands Ltd of The Nurses Cottage, Main Street, Gilmorton, Leicestershire Tel. 08000855993 and Michael Lowe of 34 Woodbank Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Tel. 07925802265.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there could be asbestos lagging present in the home I am buying. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Properties constructed before the 80's will probably contain any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including fire doors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors for example. Most asbestos was imported from the US. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Professional removal of it will likely be expensive but absolutely must be completed by trained experts. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during a Leicestershire building survey. Your Leicestershire surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and will offer advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause problems? I am buying a property in Leicestershire. Will the Home Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the bedroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Leicestershire surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Leicestershire and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Leicestershire property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Leicestershire property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Leicestershire Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look into the state of repair of the gas supply?

A will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected at the property, as well as gas associated fixtures e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). External fittings or covers will not be undone. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Leicestershire include Combifix Midlands Ltd of The Nurses Cottage, Main Street, Gilmorton, Leicestershire Tel. 08000855993 and Michael Lowe of 34 Woodbank Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Tel. 07925802265.



Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there could be asbestos lagging present in the home I am buying. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any risks and what does the surveyor do?

Properties constructed before the 80's will probably contain any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including fire doors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors for example. Most asbestos was imported from the US. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Professional removal of it will likely be expensive but absolutely must be completed by trained experts. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during a Leicestershire building survey. Your Leicestershire surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and will offer advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause problems? I am buying a property in Leicestershire. Will the Home Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the bedroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Leicestershire surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

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Recent Leicestershire Surveyor Reports

  • Blocked cement valley prevents drainage

    By Scott Oke September 29th, 2012

    During a recent Building Survey carried out on a 3-bedroom detached house in the North West, it was noted that there was a very narrow cement valley to the side of the roof, blocked by debris and weeds, preventing good drainage. In and of itself, this was not a dramatic issue, and could be easily...

  • Weeds growing through flat roof in poor repair

    By Stewart Heasman September 29th, 2012

    Questions from potential buyers about the state of a property's roof are very common due to the high cost of repair. The time required to carry out roof repairs can also often mean serious disruption for new home owners. Over the past few decades, bituminous felt roofs (often referred to as...