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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 Survey is the correct choice for my property purchase in Shawbury?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shawbury

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shawbury

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Shawbury) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional , for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shawbury

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Shawbury and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Shawbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Shawbury property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Shawbury Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Shawbury , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the home's roof will be looked into?

This is a common concern for Shawbury home buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. A large number of properties can be blighted by roofing woes, like dry rot. From tie beams to dormers, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor in the local area.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Diagonal bond repair advice for the Tudor property we're purchasing? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed homes in Shawbury do benefit from many advantages, but they can also be affected by several common problems. These can include lack of a damp proof course or cracks. The surveyor would usually include these. A serious concern is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Brain Andrew H may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 65 Shepherds Leaze, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 7LJ or 01453 521361.

A selection of different courses and brick making techniques of brick building have been used across the country for centuries. For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

If the Shawbury surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings.

All forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Shawbury and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Shawbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Shawbury property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Shawbury Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Shawbury , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the home's roof will be looked into?

This is a common concern for Shawbury home buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. A large number of properties can be blighted by roofing woes, like dry rot. From tie beams to dormers, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor in the local area.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Diagonal bond repair advice for the Tudor property we're purchasing? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed homes in Shawbury do benefit from many advantages, but they can also be affected by several common problems. These can include lack of a damp proof course or cracks. The surveyor would usually include these. A serious concern is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Brain Andrew H may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 65 Shepherds Leaze, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 7LJ or 01453 521361.

A selection of different courses and brick making techniques of brick building have been used across the country for centuries. For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

If the Shawbury surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings.

All forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

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