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Homebuyer
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Building
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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pitsea

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pitsea

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Pitsea) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pitsea

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Pitsea and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pitsea property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Pitsea property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Pitsea Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled residential property. What should we be particularly aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

There are several of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled Pitsea homes. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Pitsea homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Pitsea home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

Homebuyer Reports include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as an integral part of the report. To work out the correct valuation your independent surveyor will pair experience of property in Pitsea and other things about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Your Pitsea surveyor will also consider construction type and draw upon other assumptions, for example no contamination in or from ground.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby pubs, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Pitsea and saw cracks across the render on the outside walls, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Many homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Pitsea and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pitsea property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Pitsea property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Pitsea Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled residential property. What should we be particularly aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

There are several of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled Pitsea homes. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Pitsea homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Pitsea home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

Homebuyer Reports include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as an integral part of the report. To work out the correct valuation your independent surveyor will pair experience of property in Pitsea and other things about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Your Pitsea surveyor will also consider construction type and draw upon other assumptions, for example no contamination in or from ground.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby pubs, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Pitsea and saw cracks across the render on the outside walls, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Many homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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