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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Taplow

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Taplow

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Taplow) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Taplow

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Taplow and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Taplow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Taplow property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Taplow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Taplow builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in asbestos blocks. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Taplow surveyor should mention suspected asbestos during the Taplow survey and will recommend professional testing.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements will be investigated. A rusted lath or trim, for example, is included in Section E.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Taplow property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Taplow and are looking for homes built from handmade bricks. What directions can a surveyor in Taplow offer? What impact do Taplow environmental conditions have?

Brick-built residential property do benefit from many advantages, but they will also indicate numerous defects, such as crumbling mortar. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Prestige Brickwork & Scaffolding at Unit 4 Sanders Lodge Ind Est, Rushden, NN10 6BQ on 01933 413521.

For home purchasers in Taplow seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Taplow and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Taplow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Taplow property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Taplow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Taplow builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in asbestos blocks. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Taplow surveyor should mention suspected asbestos during the Taplow survey and will recommend professional testing.



Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements will be investigated. A rusted lath or trim, for example, is included in Section E.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Taplow property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Taplow and are looking for homes built from handmade bricks. What directions can a surveyor in Taplow offer? What impact do Taplow environmental conditions have?

Brick-built residential property do benefit from many advantages, but they will also indicate numerous defects, such as crumbling mortar. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Prestige Brickwork & Scaffolding at Unit 4 Sanders Lodge Ind Est, Rushden, NN10 6BQ on 01933 413521.

For home purchasers in Taplow seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

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