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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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Need a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tedburn St Mary

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tedburn St Mary

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Tedburn St Mary) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tedburn St Mary

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Tedburn St Mary and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tedburn St Mary property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Tedburn St Mary property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Tedburn St Mary Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating the valuation your surveyor will relate to local Tedburn St Mary market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: general condition The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will draw upon other assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no impossible to rectify legal issues for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any Tedburn St Mary environmental issues like nearby pubs, which will also be factored in.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about insects on the road - Do we need a property surveyor?

Homes are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for insect infestation may include destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Tedburn St Mary builder has said subsidence might be worth checking affecting the apartment. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed on a reasonable budget. In some older homes cracks become apparent when temperatures rise that close up in the Winter when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and may become unstable and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Tedburn St Mary and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tedburn St Mary property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Tedburn St Mary property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Tedburn St Mary Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating the valuation your surveyor will relate to local Tedburn St Mary market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: general condition The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will draw upon other assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no impossible to rectify legal issues for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any Tedburn St Mary environmental issues like nearby pubs, which will also be factored in.



Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about insects on the road - Do we need a property surveyor?

Homes are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for insect infestation may include destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Tedburn St Mary builder has said subsidence might be worth checking affecting the apartment. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed on a reasonable budget. In some older homes cracks become apparent when temperatures rise that close up in the Winter when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and may become unstable and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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