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Valuation
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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Brent

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Brent

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in South Brent) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Brent

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in South Brent and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the South Brent property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the South Brent property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant South Brent House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. A builder should return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted

at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the South Brent Building Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for South Brent buyers. Issues range from sub-soil shrinkage to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, cracks along the drawing room ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Defective door frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in South Brent what might a green light rating mean for 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

Quite a common example is deformation of the door or frame. All doors leading outside are checked if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Generally, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report. Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed, but regular upkeep may still be required. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in South Brent are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in South Brent and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the South Brent property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the South Brent property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant South Brent House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. A builder should return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted



at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the South Brent Building Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for South Brent buyers. Issues range from sub-soil shrinkage to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, cracks along the drawing room ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Defective door frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in South Brent what might a green light rating mean for 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

Quite a common example is deformation of the door or frame. All doors leading outside are checked if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Generally, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report. Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed, but regular upkeep may still be required. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in South Brent are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

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