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Report
Building
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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 Survey is the right choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lower Sunbury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lower Sunbury

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lower Sunbury) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lower Sunbury

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Lower Sunbury and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lower Sunbury property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Lower Sunbury property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a Lower Sunbury HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of Condition rating 2 defects affecting 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

One example issue could be excessive seam runout on a bitumen roof. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply

to the property. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the flat. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property. may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected at the home, in addition to gas associated fittings e.g. chimney linings. If there are any fittings they won't actually be dislodged. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Lower Sunbury and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lower Sunbury property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Lower Sunbury property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a Lower Sunbury HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of Condition rating 2 defects affecting 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

One example issue could be excessive seam runout on a bitumen roof. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply



to the property. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the flat. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property. may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected at the home, in addition to gas associated fittings e.g. chimney linings. If there are any fittings they won't actually be dislodged. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

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