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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 Shaftesbury

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shaftesbury

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Shaftesbury) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shaftesbury

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Shaftesbury and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Shaftesbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Shaftesbury property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Shaftesbury House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Shaftesbury Home Buyers Survey to include? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase

or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about pests affecting properties nearby. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. This concern should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential.RICS guidelines on the issue of pests are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

Conservation area

Are there any things we would be advised to look into if intending to buy a flat in Shaftesbury inside a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Surveyors in Shaftesbury are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any relation may have with the building. The price of property is generally enhanced owing to them being preserved. However a large number have fallen into poor condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors are expected advise you whether the property looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of a Shaftesbury Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised as part of the legal process. Unconsented changes to the property will also be reported, however these should be concern for your legal adviser. William Bache Solicitors Ltd are based in The Clock Tower, North Dorset, Dorset, SP5 3HT should be able to advise. Tel: 01722 713 370

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Shaftesbury and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Shaftesbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Shaftesbury property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Shaftesbury House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Shaftesbury Home Buyers Survey to include? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase



or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about pests affecting properties nearby. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. This concern should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential.RICS guidelines on the issue of pests are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

Conservation area

Are there any things we would be advised to look into if intending to buy a flat in Shaftesbury inside a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Surveyors in Shaftesbury are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any relation may have with the building. The price of property is generally enhanced owing to them being preserved. However a large number have fallen into poor condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors are expected advise you whether the property looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of a Shaftesbury Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised as part of the legal process. Unconsented changes to the property will also be reported, however these should be concern for your legal adviser. William Bache Solicitors Ltd are based in The Clock Tower, North Dorset, Dorset, SP5 3HT should be able to advise. Tel: 01722 713 370

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