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Homebuyer
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Building
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Polegate

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Polegate

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Polegate) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Polegate

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Polegate and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Polegate property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Polegate property's general condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Polegate Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco regency house in Polegate.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is very like plaster. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes detail defects for example, when it is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s home with stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delaminated or cracked paintwork. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Polegate should be able to supply local stone.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Polegate include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the property's value your surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. general condition Your Polegate surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use other assumptions, for example there being no serious defects. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal issues for example proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer. during the legal process.

Additional local Polegate area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like brine mining activity, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Polegate and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Polegate property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Polegate property's general condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Polegate Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco regency house in Polegate.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is very like plaster. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes detail defects for example, when it is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s home with stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delaminated or cracked paintwork. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Polegate should be able to supply local stone.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Polegate include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the property's value your surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. general condition Your Polegate surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use other assumptions, for example there being no serious defects. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal issues for example proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer. during the legal process.

Additional local Polegate area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like brine mining activity, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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