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Homebuyer
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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Bridgford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Bridgford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in West Bridgford) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Bridgford

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West Bridgford and which is cheaper?

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

If the West Bridgford property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the West Bridgford property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant West Bridgford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Home Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with subsidence being a common example. In West Bridgford's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a West Bridgford property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Steps like checking that the downpipe drains correctly can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we are intending to move into we think we noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a surveyor advise electrical defects?

When carrying out a West Bridgford Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. He or she will also report on issues like where to find the meter and fuse board . Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will be part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey in West Bridgford .

The IEE advocate a PIR need be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

Will a residential property with stone walls cause issues? Are there specific problems to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including algae. Defects such as algae affect many stone-walled property in West Bridgford.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West Bridgford and which is cheaper?

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

If the West Bridgford property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the West Bridgford property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant West Bridgford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Home Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with subsidence being a common example. In West Bridgford's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a West Bridgford property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Steps like checking that the downpipe drains correctly can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we are intending to move into we think we noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a surveyor advise electrical defects?

When carrying out a West Bridgford Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. He or she will also report on issues like where to find the meter and fuse board . Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will be part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey in West Bridgford .

The IEE advocate a PIR need be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

Will a residential property with stone walls cause issues? Are there specific problems to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including algae. Defects such as algae affect many stone-walled property in West Bridgford.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

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