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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Petherton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Petherton

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in South Petherton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Petherton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Howden, Over Stratton, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13

Home Buyers Survey South Petherton

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in South Petherton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the South Petherton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the South Petherton property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a South Petherton Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the South Petherton home we're buying, but we are not certain - Do we need a surveyor?

South Petherton houses will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a South Petherton house and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Does a South Petherton House Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as a sticking door in the drawing room. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check.

Chimney stacks

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in South Petherton what could a Condition rating 3 mean for 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

These elements are reviewed visually as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. A settling or leaning chimney is an example of this.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the residence's construction. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in South Petherton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the South Petherton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the South Petherton property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a South Petherton Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the South Petherton home we're buying, but we are not certain - Do we need a surveyor?

South Petherton houses will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a South Petherton house and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Does a South Petherton House Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as a sticking door in the drawing room. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check.

Chimney stacks

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in South Petherton what could a Condition rating 3 mean for 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

These elements are reviewed visually as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this. A settling or leaning chimney is an example of this.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the residence's construction. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

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