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Property
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Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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 Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southsea

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southsea

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Southsea) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southsea

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Southsea and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Southsea property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the Southsea property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Southsea property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Southsea House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Southsea house and am concerned that the clay soil foundations have suffered some subsidence. What should we expect a Southsea Home Buyers Survey to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Southsea surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we would need to check on when purchasing an extended house in Southsea near a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Southsea must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and the connection may have on the home and its value. House prices are generally inflated due to conservation areas being in good order.

Property surveyors are trained to advise you if the house is possibly is designated and Section I of your Southsea Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic extensions to the property may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. The Principal Law Partnership Llp are a local firm situated at 10 Victoria Road South, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 2DA might be able to help. Tel: 2392751333

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am planning to purchase, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Homebuyer Report in Southsea go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Building Survey in Southsea a RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include a non invasive view of the accessible parts of the wiring in addition to concerns such as ascertaining the condition of any fitted electrical appliances like heaters or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. A check for the documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Southsea.

The IEE strongly advise a PIR should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Southsea and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Southsea property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the Southsea property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Southsea property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Southsea House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Southsea house and am concerned that the clay soil foundations have suffered some subsidence. What should we expect a Southsea Home Buyers Survey to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Southsea surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.



Conservation area

Will there be any problems we would need to check on when purchasing an extended house in Southsea near a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Southsea must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and the connection may have on the home and its value. House prices are generally inflated due to conservation areas being in good order.

Property surveyors are trained to advise you if the house is possibly is designated and Section I of your Southsea Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic extensions to the property may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. The Principal Law Partnership Llp are a local firm situated at 10 Victoria Road South, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 2DA might be able to help. Tel: 2392751333

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am planning to purchase, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Homebuyer Report in Southsea go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Building Survey in Southsea a RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include a non invasive view of the accessible parts of the wiring in addition to concerns such as ascertaining the condition of any fitted electrical appliances like heaters or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. A check for the documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Southsea.

The IEE strongly advise a PIR should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

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