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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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Which Home Survey should I choose for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Middleton St George

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Middleton St George

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Middleton St George) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Middleton St George

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing 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 on a house in Middleton St George and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Middleton St George property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Middleton St George property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Middleton St George Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Middleton St George and are looking for homes constructed with handmade bricks. What warnings would the surveyor give?

Brick-walled houses in Middleton St George can indicate both minor and serious issues, such as spalling. Any such issues ought to be reported on along with recommendations. An especially severe issue is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Tyler S J Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 4 Bloomfield Cl, Little Paxton, St. Neots, PE19 6JL or 01480 214820.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface).

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

In Middleton St George, an example may be missing paint or caulking on concrete sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be investigated.

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but maintenance may still be necessary. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Middleton St George that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish solid render. Usually it is layered over brick to form an even finish. Stucco render is highly beautiful and is often found on Georgian homes. it can be problematic and Middleton St George Building Surveys commonly discover issues for instance when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems might result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-applying problems with stucco can be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Middleton St George and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Middleton St George property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Middleton St George property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Middleton St George Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Middleton St George and are looking for homes constructed with handmade bricks. What warnings would the surveyor give?

Brick-walled houses in Middleton St George can indicate both minor and serious issues, such as spalling. Any such issues ought to be reported on along with recommendations. An especially severe issue is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Tyler S J Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 4 Bloomfield Cl, Little Paxton, St. Neots, PE19 6JL or 01480 214820.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface).



Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

In Middleton St George, an example may be missing paint or caulking on concrete sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be investigated.

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but maintenance may still be necessary. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Middleton St George that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish solid render. Usually it is layered over brick to form an even finish. Stucco render is highly beautiful and is often found on Georgian homes. it can be problematic and Middleton St George Building Surveys commonly discover issues for instance when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems might result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-applying problems with stucco can be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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