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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Nether Stowey

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Nether Stowey

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Nether Stowey) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Nether Stowey

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Nether Stowey and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Nether Stowey property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Nether Stowey property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Nether Stowey Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. Some types were commonly found in the building materials e.g. boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators for example. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Nether Stowey building survey. Your Nether Stowey surveyor should report on possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence may be a concern. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be corrected. The builder will likely return to a new home within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a house near to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites take many forms including hazardous waste material. Nobody would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Nether Stowey surveyors will notice any structural defects connected with the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database and West Somerset Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Nether Stowey and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Nether Stowey property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Nether Stowey property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Nether Stowey Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. Some types were commonly found in the building materials e.g. boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators for example. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Nether Stowey building survey. Your Nether Stowey surveyor should report on possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence may be a concern. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be corrected. The builder will likely return to a new home within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a house near to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites take many forms including hazardous waste material. Nobody would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Nether Stowey surveyors will notice any structural defects connected with the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database and West Somerset Local Authority and advise you .

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