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Homebuyer
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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 I pick for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Old Woking

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Old Woking

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Old Woking) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Old Woking

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Old Woking property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension on the Old Woking property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Old Woking property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Old Woking House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Chimney stacks

For the Old Woking HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Chimney stacks are inspected visually using binoculars if access to the roof cannot be arranged. Efflorescence on the chimney stack would be reported here, for example. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Old Woking house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we are meaning to purchase it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a surveyor report on the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Old Woking a RICS surveyor will comment on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This should include a non invasive view of the accessible areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things, for example the main electricity supply. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the building will be part of the Homebuyer report in Old Woking. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like sticking doors or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Old Woking, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Old Woking property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension on the Old Woking property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Old Woking property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Old Woking House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Chimney stacks

For the Old Woking HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Chimney stacks are inspected visually using binoculars if access to the roof cannot be arranged. Efflorescence on the chimney stack would be reported here, for example. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Old Woking house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.



Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we are meaning to purchase it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a surveyor report on the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Old Woking a RICS surveyor will comment on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This should include a non invasive view of the accessible areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things, for example the main electricity supply. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the building will be part of the Homebuyer report in Old Woking. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like sticking doors or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Old Woking, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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