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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Allendale

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Allendale

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Allendale) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. granite wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Allendale

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Allendale and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Allendale property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Allendale property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Allendale Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Allendale, and will the home surveyor consider signs of flooding?

The lives of many residents in Allendale and across the UK have been disrupted by flooding damage, and home purchasers and owners are understandably concerned.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the home survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. The home surveyor may ask the current owner about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a structure in Allendale, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Which issues relating to the roof of the structure will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by building surveyors. Many residential properties can often hide roofing woes. From the rafters to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Allendale and saw cracks across the render on the outside walls. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a wall, simply as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Allendale surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Allendale and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Allendale property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Allendale property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Allendale Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Allendale, and will the home surveyor consider signs of flooding?

The lives of many residents in Allendale and across the UK have been disrupted by flooding damage, and home purchasers and owners are understandably concerned.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the home survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. The home surveyor may ask the current owner about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a structure in Allendale, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Which issues relating to the roof of the structure will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by building surveyors. Many residential properties can often hide roofing woes. From the rafters to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Allendale and saw cracks across the render on the outside walls. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a wall, simply as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Allendale surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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