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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
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 HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Albrighton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property made of standard materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Albrighton

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Albrighton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Albrighton

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone 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 house in Albrighton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Albrighton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Albrighton property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Albrighton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent suggested subsidence could be worth checking impacting the property. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report investigate?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Often, homes in Albrighton are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This need not be expensive.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 some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about insects in the Albrighton house we plan to buy. What advice should we get?

Property purchasers in Albrighton should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include traps and removal of infected furniture.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay slightly more for a full structural survey, instead of a Homebuyer Report for period property ?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming in 2010 by RICS. If buying an unusual Albrighton home like a property in poor condition house, the Building Survey is now the most suitable property survey. It should outline frequently critical advice in relation to the property's standard of construction and repair as well as any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of the accessible areas. External buildings (if permanent) will typically be reported on.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Albrighton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Albrighton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Albrighton property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Albrighton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent suggested subsidence could be worth checking impacting the property. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report investigate?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Often, homes in Albrighton are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This need not be expensive.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 some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about insects in the Albrighton house we plan to buy. What advice should we get?

Property purchasers in Albrighton should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include traps and removal of infected furniture.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay slightly more for a full structural survey, instead of a Homebuyer Report for period property ?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming in 2010 by RICS. If buying an unusual Albrighton home like a property in poor condition house, the Building Survey is now the most suitable property survey. It should outline frequently critical advice in relation to the property's standard of construction and repair as well as any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of the accessible areas. External buildings (if permanent) will typically be reported on.

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