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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sutton on Trent

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sutton on Trent

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sutton on Trent) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sutton on Trent

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Sutton on Trent and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sutton on Trent property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Sutton on Trent property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Sutton on Trent Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this house is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our property surveyor look for flood damage?

It is estimated that over two million homes are at a high risk of floods, and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the survey report may recommend maintenance.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a Sutton on Trent house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The building surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Gas flame

Will the Sutton on Trent surveyor look into the condition of the gas mains supply?

Yes. A local surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas connected installations e.g. fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings won't however be removed. Of course, gas can be fatal, should there be any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence might be worth checking. What solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Sutton on Trent and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sutton on Trent property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Sutton on Trent property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Sutton on Trent Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this house is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our property surveyor look for flood damage?

It is estimated that over two million homes are at a high risk of floods, and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the survey report may recommend maintenance.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a Sutton on Trent house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The building surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.



Gas flame

Will the Sutton on Trent surveyor look into the condition of the gas mains supply?

Yes. A local surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas connected installations e.g. fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings won't however be removed. Of course, gas can be fatal, should there be any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence might be worth checking. What solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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