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Homebuyer
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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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What building survey should I choose for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Brompton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Brompton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in West Brompton) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example mundic or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Brompton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in West Brompton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the West Brompton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the West Brompton property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant West Brompton House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which West Brompton Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating the valuation your surveyor should use local West Brompton market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: general condition The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions like there are no damaging materials. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Stone block wall damage

Can Forest of Dean stone-built houses in West Brompton be hard to maintain. Which issues should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of West Brompton houses. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include penetrating damp. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to investigate downspouts?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the effect which damp weather has on homes is not considered by property buyers. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in the Summer, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to remedy. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in West Brompton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the West Brompton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the West Brompton property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant West Brompton House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which West Brompton Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating the valuation your surveyor should use local West Brompton market factors as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: general condition The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions like there are no damaging materials. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings, for example curtains.



Further area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Stone block wall damage

Can Forest of Dean stone-built houses in West Brompton be hard to maintain. Which issues should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of West Brompton houses. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include penetrating damp. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to investigate downspouts?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the effect which damp weather has on homes is not considered by property buyers. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in the Summer, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to remedy. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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