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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 select for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Norton Woodseats

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Norton Woodseats

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Norton Woodseats) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for an unconventional property, for example thatched roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Norton Woodseats

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring 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 property in Norton Woodseats and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Norton Woodseats property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Norton Woodseats property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Norton Woodseats Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. Some types may be in building materials e.g. boards around radiators.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in Artex for example.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Norton Woodseats surveyor should note the risk of asbestos during the survey and should inform you of the options.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that the basement door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues will the house survey review?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Additionally, most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work because some of the signs could comfortably be caused by other factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Norton Woodseats surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the mid-century home I expect to move into it appeared that there is old wiring - does a Norton Woodseats survey go into detail on electrical system condition?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Norton Woodseats the RICS surveyor should make a note on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsafe state of repair. The RICS surveyor is required to report back on things like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or whether there are residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Norton Woodseats.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Norton Woodseats property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Norton Woodseats property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Norton Woodseats Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. Some types may be in building materials e.g. boards around radiators.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in Artex for example.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Norton Woodseats surveyor should note the risk of asbestos during the survey and should inform you of the options.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that the basement door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues will the house survey review?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Additionally, most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work because some of the signs could comfortably be caused by other factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Norton Woodseats surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the mid-century home I expect to move into it appeared that there is old wiring - does a Norton Woodseats survey go into detail on electrical system condition?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Norton Woodseats the RICS surveyor should make a note on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsafe state of repair. The RICS surveyor is required to report back on things like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or whether there are residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Norton Woodseats.

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