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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wooburn Green

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wooburn Green

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wooburn Green) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wooburn Green

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring 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 Wooburn Green and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Wooburn Green property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Wooburn Green property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Wooburn Green Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence is an issue affecting the house. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider at the top. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. This may not be urgent, however. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. External doors are checked, assuming keys are available. Broadly speaking, glazing and safety glass issues are also checked. Double or triple glazed doors where the glazing seal has been lost or broken is one example.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of white asbestos pipe insulation being found in the flat. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. artex. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in the home appliances.

All forms (including white) are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your Wooburn Green surveyor should note potential asbestos during the Wooburn Green survey and will recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Wooburn Green property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Wooburn Green property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Wooburn Green Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence is an issue affecting the house. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider at the top. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.



Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. This may not be urgent, however. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. External doors are checked, assuming keys are available. Broadly speaking, glazing and safety glass issues are also checked. Double or triple glazed doors where the glazing seal has been lost or broken is one example.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of white asbestos pipe insulation being found in the flat. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. artex. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in the home appliances.

All forms (including white) are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your Wooburn Green surveyor should note potential asbestos during the Wooburn Green survey and will recommend relevant tests.

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