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Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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 Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thorpe Astley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thorpe Astley

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thorpe Astley) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thorpe Astley

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Thorpe Astley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Thorpe Astley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thorpe Astley property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Thorpe Astley Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Thorpe Astley what are common an red light rating defects for 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

In Thorpe Astley, examples include missing seam runout on a bitumen roof. Flat and sloping roofs are inspected by the surveyor, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Thorpe Astley are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the residence's

construction. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Thorpe Astley residence. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Thorpe Astley residence, omitting sections as necessary.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled conversion. What should we be particularly aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't get the reason to commission the full structural survey if purchasing a derelict end of terrace bungalow near Thorpe Astley instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Although commonly still called Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike - they are now correctly called Building Surveys RICS would recommend that you carry out the Building Survey for the house you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if investigating a post fifties unmodified home built out of typical construction materials i.e. brick and tile. You should be aware of certain provisos come with any survey insofar as your local Thorpe Astley surveyor is not in a position to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the structure of the house or assess safety of gas sources.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Thorpe Astley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Thorpe Astley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thorpe Astley property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Thorpe Astley Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Thorpe Astley what are common an red light rating defects for 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

In Thorpe Astley, examples include missing seam runout on a bitumen roof. Flat and sloping roofs are inspected by the surveyor, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Thorpe Astley are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the residence's



construction. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Thorpe Astley residence. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Thorpe Astley residence, omitting sections as necessary.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled conversion. What should we be particularly aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't get the reason to commission the full structural survey if purchasing a derelict end of terrace bungalow near Thorpe Astley instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Although commonly still called Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike - they are now correctly called Building Surveys RICS would recommend that you carry out the Building Survey for the house you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if investigating a post fifties unmodified home built out of typical construction materials i.e. brick and tile. You should be aware of certain provisos come with any survey insofar as your local Thorpe Astley surveyor is not in a position to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the structure of the house or assess safety of gas sources.

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