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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southwick

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southwick

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Southwick) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southwick

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

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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Southview Road, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42

Home Buyers Survey Southwick

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Southwick and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

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

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Southwick property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Southwick property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Southwick Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Southwick, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? And could it affect the property value?

Both in Southwick, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on Southwick homes is not given the attention it deserves by home buyers. Signs that gutters are at risk include spalling on walls around drainage, and may lead to penetrating damp. Whether buying in Southwick or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we are meaning to move into it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses, does a Homebuyer Report in Southwick go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Southwick Home Survey the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. A Chartered surveyor is expected to possible problems relating to things like verifying the condition of any visible wiring. .

Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Southwick.

Stone block wall damage

Will a residential property with stone walls cause problems? Which issues should we consider?

Buyers of a stone-walled listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like weathered stone will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may also require attention. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Southwick and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

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

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Southwick property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Southwick property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Southwick Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Southwick, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? And could it affect the property value?

Both in Southwick, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on Southwick homes is not given the attention it deserves by home buyers. Signs that gutters are at risk include spalling on walls around drainage, and may lead to penetrating damp. Whether buying in Southwick or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we are meaning to move into it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses, does a Homebuyer Report in Southwick go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Southwick Home Survey the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. A Chartered surveyor is expected to possible problems relating to things like verifying the condition of any visible wiring. .

Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Southwick.

Stone block wall damage

Will a residential property with stone walls cause problems? Which issues should we consider?

Buyers of a stone-walled listed building should consider that 'sympathetic' maintenance may be required. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like weathered stone will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may also require attention. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

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