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Homebuyer
Report
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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Poole

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Poole

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Poole) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Poole

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Poole and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Poole property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Poole Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to investigate drainage? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Poole and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on a home is not given more thought. If you have investigated the house in on a dry day, defects may not have been obvious. This could then result in penetrating damp.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to repair. If poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Damaged Render

What defects will a Poole Surveyor look out for on a stucco regency home in Poole.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly beautiful and was often found on Regency properties. It is very similar to plaster or mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Poole Homebuyer Reports can detail any number of problems for example, when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems may result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

For a local expert try S.E Connell & Sons Ltd, 121, Stanley Green Rd, Poole, BH15 3AD Tel. 01202 674026

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Poole property will include an impartial valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To estimate the correct valuation your RICS valuer will relate to area knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: accommodation Your Poole surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like sales incentives. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any problematic legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Additional local Poole area conjectures, for example services, are made as well as any significant Poole environmental issues like nearby pubs, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Poole and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Poole property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Poole Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to investigate drainage? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Poole and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on a home is not given more thought. If you have investigated the house in on a dry day, defects may not have been obvious. This could then result in penetrating damp.

In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to repair. If poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Damaged Render

What defects will a Poole Surveyor look out for on a stucco regency home in Poole.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly beautiful and was often found on Regency properties. It is very similar to plaster or mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Poole Homebuyer Reports can detail any number of problems for example, when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems may result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

For a local expert try S.E Connell & Sons Ltd, 121, Stanley Green Rd, Poole, BH15 3AD Tel. 01202 674026

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Poole property will include an impartial valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To estimate the correct valuation your RICS valuer will relate to area knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: accommodation Your Poole surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like sales incentives. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any problematic legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Additional local Poole area conjectures, for example services, are made as well as any significant Poole environmental issues like nearby pubs, which will also be factored in. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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