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Homebuyer
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Louth

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Louth

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Louth) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Louth

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Louth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Louth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Louth property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Louth Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on a flat ?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as a Building Survey. If you are planning to buy an unusual Louth property e.g. an older flat, it is now the most suitable home survey. A Building Survey will typically give thorough and frequently critical information on the flats standard of construction and repair and any defects, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the flat. Also flats often make access more complicated - so the surveyor is only authorised report on the flat itself although he/she exist communal sections of the property like security. For a table containing a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports visit surveys compared.

Substandard guttering

In the HomeBuyer Report what are common Condition rating 3 defects for 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

In Louth, an example may be where roof drains are not located at the roof's lowest points. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Such issues can have a significant impact on a home's value. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence could be a problem impacting the flat. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a dry spell will lower the water table. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, pulling on the building's structure and causing movement. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Louth surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Louth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Louth property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Louth property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Louth Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on a flat ?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as a Building Survey. If you are planning to buy an unusual Louth property e.g. an older flat, it is now the most suitable home survey. A Building Survey will typically give thorough and frequently critical information on the flats standard of construction and repair and any defects, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the flat. Also flats often make access more complicated - so the surveyor is only authorised report on the flat itself although he/she exist communal sections of the property like security. For a table containing a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports visit surveys compared.



Substandard guttering

In the HomeBuyer Report what are common Condition rating 3 defects for 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

In Louth, an example may be where roof drains are not located at the roof's lowest points. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Such issues can have a significant impact on a home's value. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence could be a problem impacting the flat. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a dry spell will lower the water table. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, pulling on the building's structure and causing movement. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Louth surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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