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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alcester

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alcester

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Alcester) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alcester

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Alcester and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Alcester property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Alcester property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Alcester Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this Edwardian terrace might need repairs - what should we do?

Brick-constructed buildings demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also indicate both minor and serious issues. The surveyor in Alcester can investigate these as part of their report, with directions for remedy. One problem often found is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Livsey Martin at 1 Bluebell Close, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 2ZJ should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01253 851599.

Alcester home purchasers may need to consider that number of approaches and materials are used in properties built throughout the ages. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Alcester property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor look at the state of the gas mains supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter where relevant, in addition to gas associated installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. A Alcester qualified RICS surveyor won't remove any external fittings and will not do any tests of any kind on the gas system. Of course, gas can be hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but dining room floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In general, homes in Alcester are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Alcester and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Alcester property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Alcester property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Alcester Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this Edwardian terrace might need repairs - what should we do?

Brick-constructed buildings demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also indicate both minor and serious issues. The surveyor in Alcester can investigate these as part of their report, with directions for remedy. One problem often found is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Livsey Martin at 1 Bluebell Close, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 2ZJ should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01253 851599.

Alcester home purchasers may need to consider that number of approaches and materials are used in properties built throughout the ages. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Alcester property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.



Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor look at the state of the gas mains supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter where relevant, in addition to gas associated installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. A Alcester qualified RICS surveyor won't remove any external fittings and will not do any tests of any kind on the gas system. Of course, gas can be hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but dining room floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In general, homes in Alcester are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

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