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Property
Valuation
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 HomeBuyers Survey is the right choice for my planned house purchase in Repton?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Repton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Repton

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Repton) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Repton

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Repton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Repton property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Repton property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Repton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about bugs affecting properties nearby. Will a property surveyor look into this?

Repton homes are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. 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, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to insect infestation can include professional cleaning. If you strongly suspect an issue with cockroaches, or any pest, speak to your chartered surveyor

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1968-built home in Repton and spotted that the kitchen floor dipped in one corner. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. A builder should return to a new house after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally wider as the crack migrates upward. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a house near to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous rubbish disposal. No one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include structurally instability. Potential health problems for example gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Repton will find structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and South Derbyshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Repton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Repton property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Repton property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Repton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about bugs affecting properties nearby. Will a property surveyor look into this?

Repton homes are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. 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, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to insect infestation can include professional cleaning. If you strongly suspect an issue with cockroaches, or any pest, speak to your chartered surveyor



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1968-built home in Repton and spotted that the kitchen floor dipped in one corner. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. A builder should return to a new house after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally wider as the crack migrates upward. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a house near to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous rubbish disposal. No one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include structurally instability. Potential health problems for example gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Repton will find structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and South Derbyshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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