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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Salisbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Salisbury

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Salisbury) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Salisbury

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Salisbury and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Salisbury property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Salisbury property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Salisbury Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would be advised to look into if purchasing a property in Salisbury near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation they have with the building and its value. The value of homes tends to be significantly higher which is down to conservation areas being unspoilt. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in a poor state for example - ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors will note whether the building is/might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Salisbury Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are carried out by your legal representation. Unsympathetic changes to the property may be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer. Redhead and Jones are a local firm situated at 2nd Floor Offices, Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SP1 2DA should be able to advise. Tel: 01722 412772

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Salisbury? Can we expect the Building Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact, with groundwater level variations and soil swelling being relatively common. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Salisbury property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Patches of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we are hoping to buy, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in Salisbury go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Salisbury the surveyor should comment on the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous condition. This will include a general inspection of any revealed sections of the wiring and other areas like confirming the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting). For nearby Salisbury help on domestic electrical systems - London Electricians Direct , 22 Ash Cr, Bishopdown, Salisbury, SP1 3GY .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Salisbury and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Salisbury property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Salisbury property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Salisbury Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would be advised to look into if purchasing a property in Salisbury near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation they have with the building and its value. The value of homes tends to be significantly higher which is down to conservation areas being unspoilt. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in a poor state for example - ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors will note whether the building is/might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of a Salisbury Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are carried out by your legal representation. Unsympathetic changes to the property may be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer. Redhead and Jones are a local firm situated at 2nd Floor Offices, Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SP1 2DA should be able to advise. Tel: 01722 412772

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Salisbury? Can we expect the Building Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact, with groundwater level variations and soil swelling being relatively common. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Salisbury property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. Patches of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we are hoping to buy, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in Salisbury go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Salisbury the surveyor should comment on the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous condition. This will include a general inspection of any revealed sections of the wiring and other areas like confirming the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting). For nearby Salisbury help on domestic electrical systems - London Electricians Direct , 22 Ash Cr, Bishopdown, Salisbury, SP1 3GY .

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