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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rye

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rye

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rye) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional e.g. granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rye

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Rye and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Rye property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Rye property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Rye Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

A fairly common example may be a rotted sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent each defect requires attention.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor examine the safety of the gas mains supply?

A will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the home, as well as gas affiliated gas installations in the house like balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Your Rye qualified surveyor will not remove the external fittings and won't run any tests on the system. Gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call an engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has said subsidence could be an issue impacting the flat. Is this a urgent danger, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Inside, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Rye surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Rye and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Rye property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Rye property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Rye Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

A fairly common example may be a rotted sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent each defect requires attention.



Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor examine the safety of the gas mains supply?

A will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the home, as well as gas affiliated gas installations in the house like balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Your Rye qualified surveyor will not remove the external fittings and won't run any tests on the system. Gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call an engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has said subsidence could be an issue impacting the flat. Is this a urgent danger, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Inside, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Rye surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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