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Homebuyer
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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 property survey is right for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rochford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rochford

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Rochford) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rochford

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Rochford and which is cheaper?

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

If the Rochford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Rochford property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Rochford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Other external areas of the property

On a Rochford HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Rochford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. A fairly common example may be the paint or staining which is needed for the skirting of a conservatory. This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Rochford and the owner has stated that it has been partially constructed with Kentish Rag stone. What should we be particularly aware of?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Beer Limestone to Peakmoor Sandstone. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled Rochford homes. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Rochford homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as. Purchasers renovating Rochford homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Rochford, you can contact local suppliers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence is a concern. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Generally, a builder will return to a new building after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.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

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Rochford and which is cheaper?

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

If the Rochford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Rochford property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Rochford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Other external areas of the property

On a Rochford HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Rochford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. A fairly common example may be the paint or staining which is needed for the skirting of a conservatory. This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Rochford and the owner has stated that it has been partially constructed with Kentish Rag stone. What should we be particularly aware of?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Beer Limestone to Peakmoor Sandstone. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled Rochford homes. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Rochford homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as. Purchasers renovating Rochford homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Rochford, you can contact local suppliers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence is a concern. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Generally, a builder will return to a new building after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.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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