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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southam

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southam

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Southam) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southam

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Southam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Southam property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Southam property, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southam property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Southam Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Southam, and will the property surveyor check water damage, or if the garden have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses and flats are in danger of flood damage, and buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flooding begins.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residential property, such as via patio doors. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Will my Southam House Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a home can be significant. Specific issues include soil movement. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

External walls

In a Southam HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

One example issue could be the bowing or leaning of external, non-structural walls. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular home, omitting sections as necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Southam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Southam property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Southam property, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southam property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Southam Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Southam, and will the property surveyor check water damage, or if the garden have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m houses and flats are in danger of flood damage, and buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flooding begins.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residential property, such as via patio doors. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Will my Southam House Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a home can be significant. Specific issues include soil movement. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

External walls

In a Southam HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

One example issue could be the bowing or leaning of external, non-structural walls. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the home. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular home, omitting sections as necessary.

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