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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 Survey should I select for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stoke Sub Hamdon

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stoke Sub Hamdon

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Stoke Sub Hamdon) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stoke Sub Hamdon

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers 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 home in Stoke Sub Hamdon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Stoke Sub Hamdon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Sub Hamdon property's general condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Stoke Sub Hamdon House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a property close to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: domestic waste material disposal. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Health issues for example cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Stoke Sub Hamdon will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to South Somerset Local Authority and advise you .

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Stoke Sub Hamdon which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco is applied to red brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Stoke Sub Hamdon frequently highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when movement of the underlying wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems could result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Remedying Stucco problems can be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that subsidence had been a concern. Will access to the roof of the property be a problem?

This is a common concern for Stoke Sub Hamdon buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Houses across Stoke Sub Hamdon can often hide roofing woes. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to clay tiles. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like loft insulation, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor in Stoke Sub Hamdon.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Stoke Sub Hamdon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Stoke Sub Hamdon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Sub Hamdon property's general condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Stoke Sub Hamdon House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a property close to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: domestic waste material disposal. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Health issues for example cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Stoke Sub Hamdon will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to South Somerset Local Authority and advise you .



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Stoke Sub Hamdon which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco is applied to red brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Stoke Sub Hamdon frequently highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when movement of the underlying wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems could result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Remedying Stucco problems can be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that subsidence had been a concern. Will access to the roof of the property be a problem?

This is a common concern for Stoke Sub Hamdon buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Houses across Stoke Sub Hamdon can often hide roofing woes. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to clay tiles. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like loft insulation, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable contractor in Stoke Sub Hamdon.

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