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Valuation
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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Brides Major

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Brides Major

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Brides Major) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard e.g. box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Brides Major

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in St Brides Major and which one is cheaper?

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

If the St Brides Major property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the St Brides Major property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the St Brides Major property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant St Brides Major Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to be wary of if purchasing a converted house in St Brides Major inside a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local councils. Your surveyor need to possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and the bearing may have with the property and its value. The value of homes is generally significantly higher due to the areas being unspoilt. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors are expected note whether the property is or might be is designated and Section I of a St Brides Major Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic changes to the building may be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has mentioned subsidence might be an issue affecting the property. Is this a severe danger, and what solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. How do we investigate further?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for vermin may include removal or excision of affected timber. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in St Brides Major and which one is cheaper?

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

If the St Brides Major property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the St Brides Major property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the St Brides Major property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant St Brides Major Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to be wary of if purchasing a converted house in St Brides Major inside a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local councils. Your surveyor need to possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and the bearing may have with the property and its value. The value of homes is generally significantly higher due to the areas being unspoilt. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors are expected note whether the property is or might be is designated and Section I of a St Brides Major Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic changes to the building may be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has mentioned subsidence might be an issue affecting the property. Is this a severe danger, and what solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. How do we investigate further?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for vermin may include removal or excision of affected timber. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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