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Homebuyer
Report
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 Steyning

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Steyning

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Steyning) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Steyning

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Steyning and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Steyning property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Steyning property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Steyning House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a property I intend to acquire, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the surveyor advise on the electrical system?

During a Home Survey in Steyning the home surveyor will typically comment on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include a by sight inspection of open or exposed sections of the wiring as well as issues like reporting on the condition of fixed appliances, for example water heaters. Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey in Steyning.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should form part of the survey.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we should check out when planning to buy a home in Steyning inside a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local authority. Steyning surveyors must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection they have with the building. Property Prices tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas resisting change.

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the property looks like it may be is designated and Section I of your Steyning Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping changes that do not have Local Authority approval may also be reported, however these should be concern for the solicitor. Green Wright Chalton Annis are based in 60 High Street, Adur, West Sussex, BN44 3RD should be able to advise. Tel: 01903 814190

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider guttering? If there is a problem, will they be troublesome to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on your property is rarely paid due attention. One indication that drainage systems are at risk is mildew in the attic. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Steyning or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Steyning and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Steyning property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Steyning property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Steyning House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a property I intend to acquire, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the surveyor advise on the electrical system?

During a Home Survey in Steyning the home surveyor will typically comment on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include a by sight inspection of open or exposed sections of the wiring as well as issues like reporting on the condition of fixed appliances, for example water heaters. Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey in Steyning.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should form part of the survey.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations we should check out when planning to buy a home in Steyning inside a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local authority. Steyning surveyors must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection they have with the building. Property Prices tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas resisting change.

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the property looks like it may be is designated and Section I of your Steyning Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping changes that do not have Local Authority approval may also be reported, however these should be concern for the solicitor. Green Wright Chalton Annis are based in 60 High Street, Adur, West Sussex, BN44 3RD should be able to advise. Tel: 01903 814190

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider guttering? If there is a problem, will they be troublesome to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on your property is rarely paid due attention. One indication that drainage systems are at risk is mildew in the attic. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Steyning or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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