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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandy

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandy

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sandy) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandy

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Sandy and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sandy property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Sandy property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Sandy Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Do we need a house surveyor?

Homes in Sandy are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to vermin can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture. If you believe moths, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated house in Sandy that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a kind of smooth solid render. Typically stucco is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a very smooth surface. The finish is very aesthetic and is/was common on some Regency houses. It is very like plaster. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Sandy Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover defects such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems could result from the difficulty in discovering damp underneath. Remedying Stucco problems may be dear as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are planning to purchase it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Sandy Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Building Survey in Sandy the surveyor should usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any uncovered areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Sandy and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sandy property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Sandy property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Sandy Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Do we need a house surveyor?

Homes in Sandy are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to vermin can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture. If you believe moths, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated house in Sandy that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a kind of smooth solid render. Typically stucco is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a very smooth surface. The finish is very aesthetic and is/was common on some Regency houses. It is very like plaster. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Sandy Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover defects such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems could result from the difficulty in discovering damp underneath. Remedying Stucco problems may be dear as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are planning to purchase it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Sandy Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Building Survey in Sandy the surveyor should usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any uncovered areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

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