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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 Home Survey is right for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mexborough

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mexborough

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Mexborough) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for non standard property such as timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mexborough

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Mexborough

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Mexborough and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

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

If the Mexborough property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Mexborough property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Mexborough Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Mexborough which we wish to buy.

Stucco is a form of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over red brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco is very aesthetic and is found on Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Mexborough sometimes highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance horizontal cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when dampness enters under windows which causes the render detaching. Resolving problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour mentioned subsidence may be a problem. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Mexborough should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Mexborough. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as water is drawn out of the soil by plant life. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Building Surveys on houses

I'm unsure about the argument to upgrade to a full structural survey if buying a abandoned mid terrace home in Mexborough rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally and incorrectly described as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the correct term is now the Building Survey. Commission a Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post 1950s Mexborough house of normal construction materials. You should be aware of certain limitations exist with the survey as a qualified RICS surveyor is not authorised force or open up the structure of the property nor can they assess safety of gas sources.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Mexborough and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

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

If the Mexborough property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Mexborough property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Mexborough Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Mexborough which we wish to buy.

Stucco is a form of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over red brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco is very aesthetic and is found on Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Mexborough sometimes highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance horizontal cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when dampness enters under windows which causes the render detaching. Resolving problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour mentioned subsidence may be a problem. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Mexborough should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Mexborough. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as water is drawn out of the soil by plant life. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Building Surveys on houses

I'm unsure about the argument to upgrade to a full structural survey if buying a abandoned mid terrace home in Mexborough rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally and incorrectly described as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the correct term is now the Building Survey. Commission a Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post 1950s Mexborough house of normal construction materials. You should be aware of certain limitations exist with the survey as a qualified RICS surveyor is not authorised force or open up the structure of the property nor can they assess safety of gas sources.

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