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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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Which property survey is right for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Longford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Longford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Longford) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Longford

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Longford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Longford property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Longford property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Longford Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick upkeep suggestions for the Longford residence we are purchasing? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed houses demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also indicate considerable issues, from DPC failure to vertical cracking. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Mac M Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8504 3885 or 22 Grange Avenue, Woodford Green, IG8 9JT.

E.g. running, or stretcher, bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built homes be problematic. Which problems should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Spynie Sandstone to Lees Endcliffe Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as salt contamination of affect many stone-walled homes. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Colnbrook Depot, Bardon Aggregate, Colnbrook Bypass, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 0EB, quarrying Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01753 685793 for more information.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to commission the full structural survey when acquiring a un-loved forties house in Longford instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many, it is now defunct and as it has been renamed by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. When purchasing an unconventional Longford house, for example a period house - it is now the best property survey. A Building Survey will provide far-reaching information concerning the buildings construction materials in conjunction with any technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house. Outside buildings will, in addition, be checked out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Longford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Longford property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Longford property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Longford Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick upkeep suggestions for the Longford residence we are purchasing? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed houses demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also indicate considerable issues, from DPC failure to vertical cracking. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Mac M Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8504 3885 or 22 Grange Avenue, Woodford Green, IG8 9JT.

E.g. running, or stretcher, bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.



Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built homes be problematic. Which problems should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Spynie Sandstone to Lees Endcliffe Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as salt contamination of affect many stone-walled homes. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include use of traditional methods to maintain older walls. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Colnbrook Depot, Bardon Aggregate, Colnbrook Bypass, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 0EB, quarrying Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01753 685793 for more information.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to commission the full structural survey when acquiring a un-loved forties house in Longford instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many, it is now defunct and as it has been renamed by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. When purchasing an unconventional Longford house, for example a period house - it is now the best property survey. A Building Survey will provide far-reaching information concerning the buildings construction materials in conjunction with any technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house. Outside buildings will, in addition, be checked out.

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