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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Littlehampton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Littlehampton

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Littlehampton) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Littlehampton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Littlehampton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Littlehampton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Littlehampton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Littlehampton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian detached house in Littlehampton.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian houses. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. it can be problematic and Littlehampton Homebuyer Reports can focus on issues for example trapped moisture leading to internal damp problems. Other potential problems could include attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from bricks. Re-applying Stucco problems can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Littlehampton? Can your Littlehampton HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Littlehampton house. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like sticking window frames or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the house surveyor consider signs of water damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a property will be secure against flooding damage. Both home buyers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the property survey may advise on needed maintenance.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a residence lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The surveyor may ask the estate agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Littlehampton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Littlehampton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Littlehampton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Littlehampton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian detached house in Littlehampton.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian houses. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. it can be problematic and Littlehampton Homebuyer Reports can focus on issues for example trapped moisture leading to internal damp problems. Other potential problems could include attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from bricks. Re-applying Stucco problems can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Littlehampton? Can your Littlehampton HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Littlehampton house. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like sticking window frames or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the house surveyor consider signs of water damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a property will be secure against flooding damage. Both home buyers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the property survey may advise on needed maintenance.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a residence lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The surveyor may ask the estate agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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