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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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What property survey should I pick for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stanmore

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stanmore

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Stanmore) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stanmore

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Stanmore and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stanmore property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Stanmore property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Stanmore Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Will the Home Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Stanmore home will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home'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 Stanmore surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly

concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we are meaning to purchase, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Stanmore Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrics?

During a Building Survey in Stanmore your surveyor will usually report on the electrical system if it is clear that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. A professional surveyor is trained to report on concerns such as checking the condition of fitted electrical appliances, for example heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey in Stanmore.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a PIR should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I conduct a full structural survey when looking into a shabby fifties property in Stanmore as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often (incorrectly) referred to as the Full Structural Survey by many, this survey is no longer offered has actually been given a new name by RICS and the correct name is now the Building Survey. This is now the correct choice if planning to buy an altered home e.g. an extended Stanmore house. It will give full and far-reaching details about the homes state of repair on top of any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Stanmore and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stanmore property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Stanmore property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Stanmore Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Will the Home Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Stanmore home will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home'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 Stanmore surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly



concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we are meaning to purchase, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Stanmore Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrics?

During a Building Survey in Stanmore your surveyor will usually report on the electrical system if it is clear that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. A professional surveyor is trained to report on concerns such as checking the condition of fitted electrical appliances, for example heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey in Stanmore.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a PIR should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I conduct a full structural survey when looking into a shabby fifties property in Stanmore as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often (incorrectly) referred to as the Full Structural Survey by many, this survey is no longer offered has actually been given a new name by RICS and the correct name is now the Building Survey. This is now the correct choice if planning to buy an altered home e.g. an extended Stanmore house. It will give full and far-reaching details about the homes state of repair on top of any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

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