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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Westbourne

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Westbourne

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Westbourne) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Westbourne

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a 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 Westbourne and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Westbourne property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Westbourne property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Westbourne Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that the had been a problem with a leak - What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

This is often asked by Westbourne buyers who know that homes may be exposed to sagging beams, among a range of other roofing issues. From trusses to roof battens, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact R & S Cladding & Roofing of 14 Birch Tree Drive, Emsworth, PO10 7RT on 01243 379058 for details.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Westbourne, and think we saw signs of bugs in the living room. What advice should we get?

Pests like mice may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Westbourne. This matter should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include professional cleaning. Contact a specialist, e.g. Prokill (Bournemouth), 14 Wharfdale Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BT, or call 0120 275 2233, to discuss remedial options.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the dining room floor was uneven when we last viewed the apartment. What subsidence information does the Westbourne HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Westbourne. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Westbourne property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Westbourne property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Westbourne Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that the had been a problem with a leak - What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

This is often asked by Westbourne buyers who know that homes may be exposed to sagging beams, among a range of other roofing issues. From trusses to roof battens, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact R & S Cladding & Roofing of 14 Birch Tree Drive, Emsworth, PO10 7RT on 01243 379058 for details.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Westbourne, and think we saw signs of bugs in the living room. What advice should we get?

Pests like mice may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Westbourne. This matter should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include professional cleaning. Contact a specialist, e.g. Prokill (Bournemouth), 14 Wharfdale Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BT, or call 0120 275 2233, to discuss remedial options.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the dining room floor was uneven when we last viewed the apartment. What subsidence information does the Westbourne HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Westbourne. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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