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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shard End

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shard End

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shard End) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shard End

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Shard End and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Shard End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Shard End property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Shard End Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests on the road. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the

risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe thrips, or any pest, may be present, request that your property surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to investigate rainwater goods, and does our Shard End chartered surveyor mention it?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact heavy rain can have on homes in Shard End is often overlooked by buyers. One indication that drainage are blocked is mildew or damp in the roof. The good news is that these defects are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Window frame

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Shard End house, what will 'E5 - Windows' cover?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

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. Excess condensation or vapour occlusions in a double-glazed window is an example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Shard End and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Shard End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Shard End property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Shard End Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests on the road. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the



risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe thrips, or any pest, may be present, request that your property surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to investigate rainwater goods, and does our Shard End chartered surveyor mention it?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact heavy rain can have on homes in Shard End is often overlooked by buyers. One indication that drainage are blocked is mildew or damp in the roof. The good news is that these defects are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Window frame

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Shard End house, what will 'E5 - Windows' cover?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

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. Excess condensation or vapour occlusions in a double-glazed window is an example.

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