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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ripley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ripley

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ripley) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ripley

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Ripley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ripley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Ripley property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Ripley Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when buying a house built in around 1710 in Ripley? Will the building's age be an issue?

The age of a structure can sometimes be an issue. Homes employing traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Contact your building surveyor for further advice. Built in around 1390, Vintage Cottage in Ripley is an example of a traditional Medieval-period cross-wing.

Damaged Render

What will the Ripley Surveyor examine on a stucco house in Ripley.

Stucco is a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Ripley Home Buyers Suveys sometimes detail potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped water resulting in the surface falling away.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include attack from sulphates absorbed from bricks. Re-coating problems can be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we are interested to purchase, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Ripley survey go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Ripley a RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Home surveyor should also report on concerns such as verifying the state of the visible wiring. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician on the building will be part of the survey in Ripley. Reporting on any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Ripley .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Ripley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ripley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Ripley property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Ripley Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when buying a house built in around 1710 in Ripley? Will the building's age be an issue?

The age of a structure can sometimes be an issue. Homes employing traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Contact your building surveyor for further advice. Built in around 1390, Vintage Cottage in Ripley is an example of a traditional Medieval-period cross-wing.



Damaged Render

What will the Ripley Surveyor examine on a stucco house in Ripley.

Stucco is a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Ripley Home Buyers Suveys sometimes detail potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped water resulting in the surface falling away.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include attack from sulphates absorbed from bricks. Re-coating problems can be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we are interested to purchase, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Ripley survey go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Ripley a RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Home surveyor should also report on concerns such as verifying the state of the visible wiring. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician on the building will be part of the survey in Ripley. Reporting on any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Ripley .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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