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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sharnbrook

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sharnbrook

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sharnbrook) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sharnbrook

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Sharnbrook and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sharnbrook property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Sharnbrook property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Sharnbrook Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a House Survey discuss soil composition the report, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Factors from mould to termites can cause major repair bills for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues, with subsidence being a common example. Drought, for instance, can have a pronounced contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the kitchen wall to sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Sharnbrook, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. 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.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to order a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report if buying a extended cottage?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors as a newer detailed type of survey which is classified as the RICS Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. Choose the Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the property described. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid century or later Sharnbrook house of standard construction materials. Be aware that one or two provisos exist with a property survey because a chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building or investigate the internal state of any flues.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Sharnbrook and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. A builder should return to a new structure after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Cracks are an obvious clue of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Sharnbrook and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sharnbrook property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Sharnbrook property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Sharnbrook Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a House Survey discuss soil composition the report, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Factors from mould to termites can cause major repair bills for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues, with subsidence being a common example. Drought, for instance, can have a pronounced contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the kitchen wall to sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Sharnbrook, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. 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.



Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to order a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report if buying a extended cottage?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors as a newer detailed type of survey which is classified as the RICS Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. Choose the Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the property described. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid century or later Sharnbrook house of standard construction materials. Be aware that one or two provisos exist with a property survey because a chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building or investigate the internal state of any flues.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Sharnbrook and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. A builder should return to a new structure after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Cracks are an obvious clue of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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