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Property
Valuation
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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Need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upney

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upney

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Upney) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upney

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upney and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Upney property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Upney property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Upney Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a cottage and the seller has confirmed that it has been built with Portland stone. What factors must we watch out for?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Beer Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include algae. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Upney are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as repointing

of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Upney property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home, with soil compaction or compression and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Upney home's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Upney surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas heaters?

A will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the mains gas installation at the property, in addition to gas associated fittings like associated asbestos. Your Upney RICS surveyor won't remove the external fittings nor will they do any tests on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer without delay.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upney and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Upney property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Upney property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Upney Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a cottage and the seller has confirmed that it has been built with Portland stone. What factors must we watch out for?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Beer Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include algae. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Upney are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as repointing



of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Upney property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home, with soil compaction or compression and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Upney home's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Upney surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas heaters?

A will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the mains gas installation at the property, in addition to gas associated fittings like associated asbestos. Your Upney RICS surveyor won't remove the external fittings nor will they do any tests on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer without delay.

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