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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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What property survey should I choose for my house purchase in Stone Cross?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stone Cross

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stone Cross

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stone Cross) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stone Cross

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stone Cross and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Stone Cross property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the Stone Cross property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Stone Cross property's general condition and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Stone Cross Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor examine on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Stone Cross that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a form of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is very beautiful and is/was was often applied to Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Stone Cross Home Buyers Suveys commonly show any number of problems such as horizontal pattern like cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would a surveyor in Stone Cross give for houses built from brick chimney? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-walled houses in Stone Cross can suffer from a range of defects.

A defect often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. M J Construction should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at Ivy Cottage/Monkwood Green, Hallow, Worcester, WR2 6NX or 07896 948686.

Buyers in Stone Cross should consider that a range of techniques are found in many homes built in this country. E.g. rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we are planning to acquire it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring; will the surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Stone Cross Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will comment on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a poor condition. This should include an overview or examination of the open parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of possible problems relating to things like whether there are miniature circuit breakers. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should be part of the survey. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical system check be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stone Cross and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Stone Cross property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the Stone Cross property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Stone Cross property's general condition and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Stone Cross Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor examine on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Stone Cross that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a form of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is very beautiful and is/was was often applied to Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Stone Cross Home Buyers Suveys commonly show any number of problems such as horizontal pattern like cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would a surveyor in Stone Cross give for houses built from brick chimney? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-walled houses in Stone Cross can suffer from a range of defects.

A defect often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. M J Construction should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at Ivy Cottage/Monkwood Green, Hallow, Worcester, WR2 6NX or 07896 948686.

Buyers in Stone Cross should consider that a range of techniques are found in many homes built in this country. E.g. rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we are planning to acquire it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring; will the surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Stone Cross Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will comment on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a poor condition. This should include an overview or examination of the open parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of possible problems relating to things like whether there are miniature circuit breakers. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should be part of the survey. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical system check be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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