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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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What Home Survey is right for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Newent

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Newent

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Newent) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Newent

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Newent and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Newent property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Newent property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Newent House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I should check on when planning to buy an extended house in Newent near a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Newent must possess knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection may have with the building and its value. Property values is, more often than not, higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them being preserved.

Surveyors are expected inform you whether the building is possibly is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are conducted by your conveyancer.

Unauthorised extensions to the property may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Newent house built in the mid 90s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Newent Home Buyers Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Factors from dry rot to flooding can cause high maintenance costs for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Newent home's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Newent, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Do I need to upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing a poor condition, forties purpose built maisonette near Newent?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification some time ago by RICS. RICS would recommend that you carry out the Building Survey for the maisonette mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a 60 year old or less unmodified property assembled from standard building materials i.e. brick/tile. You should be aware of a number caveats are integral with any survey because a local surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Newent maisonette for example, or inspect under floor (unless accessible).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Newent and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Newent property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Newent property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Newent House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I should check on when planning to buy an extended house in Newent near a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Newent must possess knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection may have with the building and its value. Property values is, more often than not, higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them being preserved.

Surveyors are expected inform you whether the building is possibly is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are conducted by your conveyancer.

Unauthorised extensions to the property may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Newent house built in the mid 90s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Newent Home Buyers Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Factors from dry rot to flooding can cause high maintenance costs for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Newent home's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Newent, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Do I need to upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing a poor condition, forties purpose built maisonette near Newent?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification some time ago by RICS. RICS would recommend that you carry out the Building Survey for the maisonette mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a 60 year old or less unmodified property assembled from standard building materials i.e. brick/tile. You should be aware of a number caveats are integral with any survey because a local surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Newent maisonette for example, or inspect under floor (unless accessible).

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