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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 I pick for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Newington

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Newington

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Newington) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Newington

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Newington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Newington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Newington property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Newington Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to buy a property in Newington, does the chartered surveyor check flood damage?

Overflowing rivers, rain and tides could all cause major flooding damage. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Newington in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The home surveyor may ask the current owner if the Newington home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Near Newington, the The River Idle from Bawtry to where it joins the River Trent at West Stockwith. status was recently updated by the Environment Agency.

*Data accurate 4th January 2013

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a residential property and the current owner has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Kentish Rag stone. Are there specific issues to consider, and what does the survey cover?

There is a long list of defects and issues associated with stone-built property, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes in Newington, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor advise on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter where relevant, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance fireplaces. The fittings will not however be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Newington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Newington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Newington property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Newington Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to buy a property in Newington, does the chartered surveyor check flood damage?

Overflowing rivers, rain and tides could all cause major flooding damage. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Newington in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The home surveyor may ask the current owner if the Newington home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Near Newington, the The River Idle from Bawtry to where it joins the River Trent at West Stockwith. status was recently updated by the Environment Agency.

*Data accurate 4th January 2013

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a residential property and the current owner has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Kentish Rag stone. Are there specific issues to consider, and what does the survey cover?

There is a long list of defects and issues associated with stone-built property, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes in Newington, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor advise on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter where relevant, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance fireplaces. The fittings will not however be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

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