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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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Which Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southend On Sea

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southend On Sea

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Southend On Sea) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southend On Sea

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Southend On Sea and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Southend On Sea property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Southend On Sea property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Southend On Sea House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste disposal. No one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Southend On Sea surveyors will flag up any structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Southend-on-Sea Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the mid-century home we are intending to move into we think we noticed that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a Homebuyer Report in Southend On Sea report on electrical defects?

During a Southend On Sea Home Survey the surveyor will usually comment on the electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include a visual check of any uncovered areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas e.g. checking the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us - What does a Southend On Sea surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors. Many homes can be hiding serious roofing woes, like sagging beams. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to decking. Factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor in Southend On Sea a quote for any suggested work. Speak to Universal Roofing & Building Services of 1 Brickfield Lane Sundridge Hill, Cuxton, Rochester, ME2 1LD on 07901 668482 to request a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Southend On Sea and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Southend On Sea property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Southend On Sea property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Southend On Sea House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste disposal. No one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Southend On Sea surveyors will flag up any structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Southend-on-Sea Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



Shocking Electrics

When we saw the mid-century home we are intending to move into we think we noticed that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a Homebuyer Report in Southend On Sea report on electrical defects?

During a Southend On Sea Home Survey the surveyor will usually comment on the electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include a visual check of any uncovered areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas e.g. checking the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us - What does a Southend On Sea surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors. Many homes can be hiding serious roofing woes, like sagging beams. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to decking. Factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor in Southend On Sea a quote for any suggested work. Speak to Universal Roofing & Building Services of 1 Brickfield Lane Sundridge Hill, Cuxton, Rochester, ME2 1LD on 07901 668482 to request a quote.

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