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Homebuyer
Report
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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rayleigh

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rayleigh

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Rayleigh) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rayleigh

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rayleigh and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Rayleigh property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Rayleigh property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Rayleigh property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there could be asbestos lagging present in the home I am buying. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos was not banned until nearly 2000 and properties constructed prior to then may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example ironing boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire blankets for example. It is found all over the world including South Africa.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay. Getting rid of it can be dear and must always be conducted by trained experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Rayleigh home survey. They will note possible asbestos during the survey and should offer advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we investigate rainwater goods, and does our Rayleigh building survey mention it? If there are issues, will they be expensive to fix?

Both in Rayleigh, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which heavy rain has on Rayleigh property is usually overlooked by house purchasers. Signs that drainage systems are worth a closer look include mildew in the attic. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

The good news is that these defects are quite easy to resolve, if caught early. If not cared for, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property in Rayleigh but are worried about bugs. What should we do?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your chartered surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rayleigh and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Rayleigh property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Rayleigh property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Rayleigh property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there could be asbestos lagging present in the home I am buying. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos was not banned until nearly 2000 and properties constructed prior to then may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example ironing boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire blankets for example. It is found all over the world including South Africa.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.



Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay. Getting rid of it can be dear and must always be conducted by trained experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Rayleigh home survey. They will note possible asbestos during the survey and should offer advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we investigate rainwater goods, and does our Rayleigh building survey mention it? If there are issues, will they be expensive to fix?

Both in Rayleigh, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which heavy rain has on Rayleigh property is usually overlooked by house purchasers. Signs that drainage systems are worth a closer look include mildew in the attic. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

The good news is that these defects are quite easy to resolve, if caught early. If not cared for, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property in Rayleigh but are worried about bugs. What should we do?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your chartered surveyor

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