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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alrewas

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alrewas

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Alrewas) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alrewas

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alrewas property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Alrewas property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Alrewas property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Alrewas Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Victorian house might need repairs. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed residences in Alrewas demonstrate several benefits, but they can also show signs of a number of issues, such as inadequate damp-proofing. For example, thermal movement, particularly on longer walls and may require immediate attention. Trio Builders Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 57 Sunnyside, Worksop, S81 7LN or 01909 480663.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall, to the rare, such basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be a risk of asbestos pipe insulation in the building. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. ironing boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in fire blankets. Technically all forms (including white) are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos during the Alrewas survey and should offer advice.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a converted barn and the estate agent has stated that it has been partially constructed with Darley Dale stone. What related issues should we be aware of?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Alrewas can vary, deteriorating mortar being relatively common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alrewas property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Alrewas property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Alrewas property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Alrewas Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Victorian house might need repairs. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed residences in Alrewas demonstrate several benefits, but they can also show signs of a number of issues, such as inadequate damp-proofing. For example, thermal movement, particularly on longer walls and may require immediate attention. Trio Builders Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 57 Sunnyside, Worksop, S81 7LN or 01909 480663.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall, to the rare, such basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.



Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be a risk of asbestos pipe insulation in the building. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. ironing boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in fire blankets. Technically all forms (including white) are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos during the Alrewas survey and should offer advice.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a converted barn and the estate agent has stated that it has been partially constructed with Darley Dale stone. What related issues should we be aware of?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Alrewas can vary, deteriorating mortar being relatively common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

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