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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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What Home Survey should I choose for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Marlborough

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Marlborough

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Marlborough) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Marlborough

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Marlborough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Marlborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Marlborough property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Marlborough Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there are asbestos roof tiles in existence at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials such as ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to remove it and professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Marlborough building survey. They will report on potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Conservation area

Are there any issues I should check on if planning to buy a converted house in Marlborough inside a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Marlborough are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation may have on the property. The value of homes will likely be inflated which is down to conservation areas being in their original state. However many of them are falling into are falling into poor condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors will tell you if the house is/might be is so classified and Section I of your Marlborough Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

Substandard guttering

On a Marlborough HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

An example of this is clogged downspouts. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Marlborough are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the house or flat in question will need some work, but this may not be urgent. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular house or flat, omitting sections as necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Marlborough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Marlborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Marlborough property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Marlborough Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there are asbestos roof tiles in existence at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials such as ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to remove it and professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Marlborough building survey. They will report on potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.



Conservation area

Are there any issues I should check on if planning to buy a converted house in Marlborough inside a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Marlborough are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation may have on the property. The value of homes will likely be inflated which is down to conservation areas being in their original state. However many of them are falling into are falling into poor condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors will tell you if the house is/might be is so classified and Section I of your Marlborough Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

Substandard guttering

On a Marlborough HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

An example of this is clogged downspouts. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Marlborough are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the house or flat in question will need some work, but this may not be urgent. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular house or flat, omitting sections as necessary.

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