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Homebuyer
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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Austell

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Austell

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Austell) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Austell

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in St Austell and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the St Austell property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the St Austell property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant St Austell Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1979-built house in St Austell and saw evidence of that there is a 13mm crack above the windows in the dining room. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report consider?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new building within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick wall repair tips - can a property surveyor in St Austell assist?

Brick-walled St Austell flats can suffer from distinct issues, from moisture damage to vertical cracking. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. For more information, contact a local builder, 29 of Osprey Dr, Walney, Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 3JS on 01229 470270.

St Austell home purchasers may need to consider that a broad range of techniques are found in many homes built in this country, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying an older property in St Austell? Will the age of the structure be an issue?

Many buyers in St Austell have looked at purchasing property with real personality. A property's age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Houses showcasing traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could end up costing more than initially budgeted.If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in St Austell and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the St Austell property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the St Austell property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant St Austell Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1979-built house in St Austell and saw evidence of that there is a 13mm crack above the windows in the dining room. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report consider?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new building within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick wall repair tips - can a property surveyor in St Austell assist?

Brick-walled St Austell flats can suffer from distinct issues, from moisture damage to vertical cracking. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. For more information, contact a local builder, 29 of Osprey Dr, Walney, Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 3JS on 01229 470270.

St Austell home purchasers may need to consider that a broad range of techniques are found in many homes built in this country, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying an older property in St Austell? Will the age of the structure be an issue?

Many buyers in St Austell have looked at purchasing property with real personality. A property's age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Houses showcasing traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could end up costing more than initially budgeted.If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information.

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