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Homebuyer
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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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Which HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wool

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wool

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wool) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wool

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wool and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Wool property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Wool property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Wool Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to buy a house in Wool, does the residential surveyor check for possible flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Wool and across the country. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Wool is at risk.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Wool, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns. E7 elements are visually inspected. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will be considered too. Leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch is an example of this.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash soil away from the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wool and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Wool property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Wool property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Wool Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to buy a house in Wool, does the residential surveyor check for possible flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Wool and across the country. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Wool is at risk.



Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Wool, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns. E7 elements are visually inspected. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will be considered too. Leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch is an example of this.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash soil away from the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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