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Homebuyer
Report
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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Newhaven

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Newhaven

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Newhaven) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Newhaven

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Newhaven and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Newhaven property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Newhaven property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Newhaven Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Newhaven may be a concern. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. A builder should return to a new house after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree

roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may high levels of rainfall have on our new property in Newhaven? And could it affect the property value?

Both in Newhaven, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet conditions and the effect it can have on properties are usually overlooked by purchasers. For instance, rusted iron elements could mean that the gutters are blocked, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. In most cases, these defects are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your RICS Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered house in Newhaven that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a form of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is very attractive and is found on Victorian and Georgian houses. It is very like plaster to work with. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Newhaven Building Surveys commonly discover defects for instance trapped moisture leading to the render failing

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include when the render has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Re-coating problems with stucco can be dear as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Newhaven and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Newhaven property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Newhaven property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Newhaven Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Newhaven may be a concern. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. A builder should return to a new house after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree



roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may high levels of rainfall have on our new property in Newhaven? And could it affect the property value?

Both in Newhaven, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet conditions and the effect it can have on properties are usually overlooked by purchasers. For instance, rusted iron elements could mean that the gutters are blocked, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. In most cases, these defects are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your RICS Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered house in Newhaven that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a form of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is very attractive and is found on Victorian and Georgian houses. It is very like plaster to work with. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Newhaven Building Surveys commonly discover defects for instance trapped moisture leading to the render failing

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include when the render has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Re-coating problems with stucco can be dear as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

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