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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Melksham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Melksham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Melksham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Melksham

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Melksham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Melksham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Melksham property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Melksham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Melksham property surveyor inquire into signs of water damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage could all cause major floods, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the house surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a property next to Sahara Sandpit on Sandridge Hill and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste. There are thousands of sites affect many thousands of people in England and Wales including Melksham. Worries include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Wiltshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we are intending to acquire it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will the Melksham surveyor go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Melksham the surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state.

This will include a by sight check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed sections of the wiring in addition to issues like verifying the nature of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician on the building will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Melksham.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise a PIR be completed at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Melksham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Melksham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Melksham property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Melksham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Melksham property surveyor inquire into signs of water damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage could all cause major floods, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the house surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.



Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a property next to Sahara Sandpit on Sandridge Hill and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste. There are thousands of sites affect many thousands of people in England and Wales including Melksham. Worries include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Wiltshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we are intending to acquire it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will the Melksham surveyor go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Melksham the surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state.

This will include a by sight check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed sections of the wiring in addition to issues like verifying the nature of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician on the building will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Melksham.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise a PIR be completed at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

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