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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Milton Keynes

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Milton Keynes

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Milton Keynes) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Milton Keynes

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Milton Keynes and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Milton Keynes property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Milton Keynes property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Milton Keynes Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we intend to purchase we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the Milton Keynes surveyor advise on the electrical system condition?

During a Building Survey in Milton Keynes your surveyor will usually report on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past - What does a building surveyor look for?

Local property in otherwise fine condition may be exposed to roofing problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. fascias. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Milton Keynes, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to Broadbent Roofing Of Milton Keynes of 1 Coberley Clo, Downhead Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9BJ on 01908 660967 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the kitchen when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the Milton Keynes Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Milton Keynes and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. The builder will likely return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

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. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Milton Keynes and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Milton Keynes property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Milton Keynes property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Milton Keynes Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we intend to purchase we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the Milton Keynes surveyor advise on the electrical system condition?

During a Building Survey in Milton Keynes your surveyor will usually report on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every 10 years (5 if renting out).



Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past - What does a building surveyor look for?

Local property in otherwise fine condition may be exposed to roofing problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. fascias. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Milton Keynes, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to Broadbent Roofing Of Milton Keynes of 1 Coberley Clo, Downhead Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9BJ on 01908 660967 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the kitchen when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the Milton Keynes Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Milton Keynes and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. The builder will likely return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

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. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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Recent Milton Keynes Surveyor Reports

  • Rising damp found in flat bathroom

    By Scott Oke September 28th, 2012

    During a Building Survey or Homebuyer Report, the surveyor will take damp meter readings throughout the property. A Damp Proof Metre (as I am using in the photo above) is a tool we surveyors use to measure damp in a variety of materials - ranging from brick to wood. The device is...