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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Luton

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Luton

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Luton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Luton

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Luton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Luton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Luton property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Luton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent mentioned that the had been issues with loose slates - What aspects of the property's roof will be reported on?

Residences in Luton that are otherwise ideal can be hiding serious damage to the roof. From ridge flashing to gables, the roof structure as a whole will be considered, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

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 quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Call Hogarth Bros of 11 Seabrook, Luton, LU4 0EH on 01582 572953 for an estimate.

Conservation area

Are there any issues I would be advised to check on when buying an extended house in Luton inside High Town Road conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

High Town Road is in a conservation area and has been classed as very bad by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating significantly. For further information visit their website or contact the conservation area administrator. There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. High Town Road is designated by Luton Borough Council at Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ who can be contacted on 01582 546 000. Luton surveyors must have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the effect they have on the home. The value of homes will likely be inflated due to them resisting change.

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the house could be is so classified and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Luton? Also, if there are issues, will they be expensive to fix?

Both in Luton, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is overlooked by property buyers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase in dry weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that downspouts are a cause for concern include rotten wooden gutters. This can lead to water damage.

Luckily, these defects are usually easy to fix.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Luton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Luton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Luton property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Luton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent mentioned that the had been issues with loose slates - What aspects of the property's roof will be reported on?

Residences in Luton that are otherwise ideal can be hiding serious damage to the roof. From ridge flashing to gables, the roof structure as a whole will be considered, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

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 quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Call Hogarth Bros of 11 Seabrook, Luton, LU4 0EH on 01582 572953 for an estimate.



Conservation area

Are there any issues I would be advised to check on when buying an extended house in Luton inside High Town Road conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

High Town Road is in a conservation area and has been classed as very bad by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating significantly. For further information visit their website or contact the conservation area administrator. There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. High Town Road is designated by Luton Borough Council at Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ who can be contacted on 01582 546 000. Luton surveyors must have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the effect they have on the home. The value of homes will likely be inflated due to them resisting change.

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the house could be is so classified and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Luton? Also, if there are issues, will they be expensive to fix?

Both in Luton, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is overlooked by property buyers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase in dry weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that downspouts are a cause for concern include rotten wooden gutters. This can lead to water damage.

Luckily, these defects are usually easy to fix.

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