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Property
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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Uxbridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Uxbridge

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Uxbridge) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Uxbridge

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Uxbridge and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Uxbridge property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Uxbridge property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Uxbridge House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Uxbridge builder has mentioned subsidence could be a concern. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement generally happens in more modern structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example garage roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in shed roofs. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to displace it. Professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Uxbridge Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older barn conversion in Uxbridge. What consequences will the residence's timber frame have on upkeep?

Many buyers in Uxbridge hope to own a home with character. A property's age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Property employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Uxbridge and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Uxbridge property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Uxbridge property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Uxbridge House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Uxbridge builder has mentioned subsidence could be a concern. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement generally happens in more modern structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.



Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example garage roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in shed roofs. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to displace it. Professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Uxbridge Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older barn conversion in Uxbridge. What consequences will the residence's timber frame have on upkeep?

Many buyers in Uxbridge hope to own a home with character. A property's age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Property employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging.

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