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Property
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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What Survey should I choose for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sipson

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sipson

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sipson) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sipson

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Sipson and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sipson property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Sipson property, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sipson property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Sipson and are looking for property constructed with brick. What warnings would you give?

Brick-built Sipson residential property demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also show signs of various issues and defects, such as moisture damage. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Mac M Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 22 Grange Avenue, Woodford Green, IG8 9JT or 020 8504 3885.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork. Consider renegotiating the price of the Sipson property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause issues for buyers? Which matters should we consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Problems which impact stone-built Sipson homes can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sipson should be able to supply local stone.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an old barn conversion. What impact will the architecture have on repairs?

Some buyers plan to buy a home with character, such as a coach house or converted stable. For houses in Sipson built before the 20th Century, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Structures featuring traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Sipson and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sipson property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Sipson property, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sipson property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Sipson and are looking for property constructed with brick. What warnings would you give?

Brick-built Sipson residential property demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also show signs of various issues and defects, such as moisture damage. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Mac M Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 22 Grange Avenue, Woodford Green, IG8 9JT or 020 8504 3885.



Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork. Consider renegotiating the price of the Sipson property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause issues for buyers? Which matters should we consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Problems which impact stone-built Sipson homes can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sipson should be able to supply local stone.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an old barn conversion. What impact will the architecture have on repairs?

Some buyers plan to buy a home with character, such as a coach house or converted stable. For houses in Sipson built before the 20th Century, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Structures featuring traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict.

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