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Building
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Westbury On Trym

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Westbury On Trym

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Westbury On Trym) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Westbury On Trym

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Westbury On Trym

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Westbury On Trym and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Westbury On Trym property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Westbury On Trym property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Westbury On Trym Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Westbury On Trym - What aspects of the loft will be checked during the survey?

Residential property in Westbury On Trym with no other major issues can still be subject to damage to the roof. From sheathing to roof battens, the whole roof should be investigated. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Westbury On Trym roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Westbury On Trym builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a pernicious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including sealant. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in roof tiles. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, not to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Westbury On Trym home survey. However they will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our RICS surveyor look for flooding damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at risk of flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Westbury On Trym area likely to affect the Westbury On Trym house also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The property surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

No recent flood alerts were given for Westbury On Trym, according to the Environment Agency.

*04/01/2013

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Westbury On Trym and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Westbury On Trym property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Westbury On Trym property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Westbury On Trym Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Westbury On Trym - What aspects of the loft will be checked during the survey?

Residential property in Westbury On Trym with no other major issues can still be subject to damage to the roof. From sheathing to roof battens, the whole roof should be investigated. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Westbury On Trym roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.



Asbestos roof tiles

A Westbury On Trym builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a pernicious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including sealant. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in roof tiles. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, not to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Westbury On Trym home survey. However they will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our RICS surveyor look for flooding damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at risk of flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a house survey will inform your decision. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Westbury On Trym area likely to affect the Westbury On Trym house also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The property surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

No recent flood alerts were given for Westbury On Trym, according to the Environment Agency.

*04/01/2013

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