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Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
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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What Home Survey should I pick for my potential property purchase in Locksbottom?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Locksbottom

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Locksbottom

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Locksbottom) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Locksbottom

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Locksbottom and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Locksbottom property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Locksbottom property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Locksbottom Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I carry out a full structural survey if buying a abandoned sixties property in Locksbottom instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often referred to as the Full Structural Survey by many agents and buyers, this survey is no longer offered has actually been given a new name by RICS and the correct name is now the RICS Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified Locksbottom property of normal construction materials. A Building Survey would be the most advisable survey for the house mentioned. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of the inside and outside of the house, the surveyor's formal report is dispatched to the prospective purchaser going through in depth and important details on the state of repair of the house.

There will be several provisos with any survey insofar as a qualified surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Locksbottom property such as moving heavy furniture. This page for more detail on the differences between surveys.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Locksbottom. What will our building surveyor look for?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. Many residential properties can often hide damage to the roof, including. Every element should be checked, e.g. gables. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of felting a flat roof, 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 builder with accreditation can provide a quote.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E4' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Locksbottom property. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns. For a Locksbottom property, one issue is excess corbelling on non-structural veneer walls. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Locksbottom and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Locksbottom property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Locksbottom property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Locksbottom Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I carry out a full structural survey if buying a abandoned sixties property in Locksbottom instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often referred to as the Full Structural Survey by many agents and buyers, this survey is no longer offered has actually been given a new name by RICS and the correct name is now the RICS Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified Locksbottom property of normal construction materials. A Building Survey would be the most advisable survey for the house mentioned. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of the inside and outside of the house, the surveyor's formal report is dispatched to the prospective purchaser going through in depth and important details on the state of repair of the house.



There will be several provisos with any survey insofar as a qualified surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Locksbottom property such as moving heavy furniture. This page for more detail on the differences between surveys.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Locksbottom. What will our building surveyor look for?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. Many residential properties can often hide damage to the roof, including. Every element should be checked, e.g. gables. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of felting a flat roof, 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 builder with accreditation can provide a quote.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E4' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Locksbottom property. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns. For a Locksbottom property, one issue is excess corbelling on non-structural veneer walls. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

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