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Valuation
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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Which Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wimborne

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wimborne

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wimborne) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wimborne

    This is an independent valuation . This report is 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 choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Wimborne and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Wimborne property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works on the Wimborne property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Wimborne property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Wimborne House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Wimborne? Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact. In Wimborne'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. Signs like sticking doors or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. There is a real benefit in booking a Wimborne surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Wimborne house, what are common defects an red light rating impacting conservatory and porches?

A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Such issues can have a significant impact on a Wimborne house or flat's value. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have.

In Wimborne, examples include rotten railings. E7 elements are visually inspected. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the home. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the building's structure and causing movement. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Wimborne and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Wimborne property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works on the Wimborne property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Wimborne property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Wimborne House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Wimborne? Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact. In Wimborne'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. Signs like sticking doors or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. There is a real benefit in booking a Wimborne surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.



Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Wimborne house, what are common defects an red light rating impacting conservatory and porches?

A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Such issues can have a significant impact on a Wimborne house or flat's value. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have.

In Wimborne, examples include rotten railings. E7 elements are visually inspected. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the home. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the building's structure and causing movement. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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