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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leigh On Sea

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leigh On Sea

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Leigh On Sea) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leigh On Sea

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    St Celements Avenue, Leigh-On-Se, SS9-On-Se, SS9

  • Full Structural Survey
    Springwater Road, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, SS9-On-Sea, Essex, SS9

Home Buyers Survey Leigh On Sea

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Leigh On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Leigh On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Leigh On Sea property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Leigh On Sea Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a house in Leigh On Sea. Can a Property Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Leigh On Sea surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Small areas of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Leigh On Sea, what warnings would a surveyor in Leigh On Sea give for property built from brick?

Brick-constructed houses in Leigh On Sea feature several advantages over structures built with irregular stone, but they can also experience a range of defects. Any such issues ought to be reported on. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. B Lynch Brickworks may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 439 Lightbowne Rd, Manchester, M40 0HW or 07811 165808.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. For example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Leigh On Sea. Can a HomeBuyer Report look for any flooding, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the chartered surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor or agent, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Leigh On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Leigh On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Leigh On Sea property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Leigh On Sea Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a house in Leigh On Sea. Can a Property Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Leigh On Sea surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Small areas of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Leigh On Sea, what warnings would a surveyor in Leigh On Sea give for property built from brick?

Brick-constructed houses in Leigh On Sea feature several advantages over structures built with irregular stone, but they can also experience a range of defects. Any such issues ought to be reported on. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. B Lynch Brickworks may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 439 Lightbowne Rd, Manchester, M40 0HW or 07811 165808.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. For example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Leigh On Sea. Can a HomeBuyer Report look for any flooding, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the chartered surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor or agent, but this information may not be accurate.

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