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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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What property survey is the best choice for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Winterbourne

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Winterbourne

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Winterbourne) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Winterbourne

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Winterbourne and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Winterbourne property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Winterbourne property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Winterbourne Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I am planning to acquire it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Homebuyer Report in Winterbourne write anything on the electrics?

When performing a Winterbourne Home Survey the surveyor will typically make a note on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a less than satisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor is trained to things like whether there are residual circuit breakers or checking the state of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting any 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 Homebuyer report in Winterbourne.

Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician on the building will form part of the survey in Winterbourne .

The IEE advise that a periodic test is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our property surveyor look for any flooding?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Winterbourne home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a home in Winterbourne through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the House Survey cover this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the bathroom wall to sticking window frames. There is a real benefit in booking a Winterbourne surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Winterbourne and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Winterbourne property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Winterbourne property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Winterbourne Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I am planning to acquire it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a Homebuyer Report in Winterbourne write anything on the electrics?

When performing a Winterbourne Home Survey the surveyor will typically make a note on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a less than satisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor is trained to things like whether there are residual circuit breakers or checking the state of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting any 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 Homebuyer report in Winterbourne.



Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician on the building will form part of the survey in Winterbourne .

The IEE advise that a periodic test is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our property surveyor look for any flooding?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Winterbourne home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a home in Winterbourne through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the House Survey cover this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the bathroom wall to sticking window frames. There is a real benefit in booking a Winterbourne surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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