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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Portsmouth

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Portsmouth

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Portsmouth) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Portsmouth

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Portsmouth and which is cheaper?

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

If the Portsmouth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Portsmouth property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Portsmouth Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Portsmouth residential property what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

For a Portsmouth property, one example could be flashing and caulking defects. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling are reported on. 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. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the building I am intending to purchase it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the Portsmouth surveyor report on the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Portsmouth the home surveyor should usually add detail on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This should include an overview or check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any revealed parts of the wiring and other areas e.g. examining the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should be part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Portsmouth .

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1979-built apartment in Portsmouth and found cracks along the kitchen ceiling. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Portsmouth and which is cheaper?

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

If the Portsmouth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Portsmouth property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Portsmouth Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Portsmouth residential property what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

For a Portsmouth property, one example could be flashing and caulking defects. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling are reported on. 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. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.



Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the building I am intending to purchase it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the Portsmouth surveyor report on the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Portsmouth the home surveyor should usually add detail on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This should include an overview or check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any revealed parts of the wiring and other areas e.g. examining the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should be part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Portsmouth .

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1979-built apartment in Portsmouth and found cracks along the kitchen ceiling. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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