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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 Home Survey is right for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Acton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Acton

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in South Acton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Acton

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in South Acton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the South Acton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the South Acton property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant South Acton Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a house in South Acton. Will the South Acton Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a South Acton home. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a South Acton home's foundations, forcing them inward. A South Acton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Parcels of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the seller has confirmed that it has been partially constructed with Beer stone. Which potential issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delamination. Issues including delamination affect many stone-walled South Acton homes. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in South Acton are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Maintenance tips include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would be advised to check on when intending to buy a converted flat in South Acton near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of local factors and the effect they have on the building and its value. Prices tends to be greater which is down to them being largely unspoilt However many of them are falling into are falling into poor condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

RICS surveyors are trained to inform you whether the location is/might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic developments to the property may be advised but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in South Acton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the South Acton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the South Acton property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant South Acton Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a house in South Acton. Will the South Acton Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a South Acton home. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a South Acton home's foundations, forcing them inward. A South Acton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Parcels of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the seller has confirmed that it has been partially constructed with Beer stone. Which potential issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delamination. Issues including delamination affect many stone-walled South Acton homes. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in South Acton are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Maintenance tips include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would be advised to check on when intending to buy a converted flat in South Acton near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local council.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of local factors and the effect they have on the building and its value. Prices tends to be greater which is down to them being largely unspoilt However many of them are falling into are falling into poor condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

RICS surveyors are trained to inform you whether the location is/might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic developments to the property may be advised but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

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