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Building
Survey
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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southwold

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property made of standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southwold

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Southwold) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option for non standard e.g. cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southwold

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Southwold and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Southwold property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Southwold property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Southwold Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet weather have on our new building? Will the surveyor report on this?

Both in Southwold, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet weather and the effect it can have on buildings are not considered. If you have visited the residence in on a sunny day, problems are unlikely to be visible. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the house I am interested to purchase I think we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Southwold Homebuyer Report go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Southwold the surveyor will add detail on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor is trained to issues like examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a PIR need be completed every ten years (5 if letting out).

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should check on if planning to buy a building in Southwold in conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Southwold must have relevant knowledge of local area factors and any bearing may have with the building and its value. Prices is usually higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to the areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors are trained to note if the home is or might be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unconsented developments to the building will also be advised but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Southwold and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Southwold property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Southwold property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Southwold Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet weather have on our new building? Will the surveyor report on this?

Both in Southwold, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet weather and the effect it can have on buildings are not considered. If you have visited the residence in on a sunny day, problems are unlikely to be visible. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy.



Shocking Electrics

When I visited the house I am interested to purchase I think we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Southwold Homebuyer Report go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Southwold the surveyor will add detail on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor is trained to issues like examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a PIR need be completed every ten years (5 if letting out).

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should check on if planning to buy a building in Southwold in conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Southwold must have relevant knowledge of local area factors and any bearing may have with the building and its value. Prices is usually higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to the areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors are trained to note if the home is or might be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unconsented developments to the building will also be advised but these are really more a concern for your lawyer.

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