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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alston

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alston

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Alston) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alston

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Alston and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Alston property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Alston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will a Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco regency home in Alston that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency houses. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very like mortar (sand and cement). It may have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Alston Home Buyers Suveys sometimes highlight defects such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Alston will include a professional valuation and also a cost of reinstatement. To ascertain the property's value your RICS valuer will factor in depth understanding of the Alston market and other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions like there being no significant defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no impossible to rectify legal problems e.g. proper access over pathways. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, like services, are made in addition to local environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Alston, what recommendations will a property surveyor in Alston make for a 50s property built from Flemish bond walls? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick structures experience distinct issues. These can include moisture damage or sulphate attack. Your property surveyor would usually include these along with recommendations. One serious matter is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. 29 may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01229 470270 or Osprey Dr, Walney, Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 3JS.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Alston and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Alston property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Alston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will a Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco regency home in Alston that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency houses. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very like mortar (sand and cement). It may have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Alston Home Buyers Suveys sometimes highlight defects such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Alston will include a professional valuation and also a cost of reinstatement. To ascertain the property's value your RICS valuer will factor in depth understanding of the Alston market and other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions like there being no significant defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no impossible to rectify legal problems e.g. proper access over pathways. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, like services, are made in addition to local environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Alston, what recommendations will a property surveyor in Alston make for a 50s property built from Flemish bond walls? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick structures experience distinct issues. These can include moisture damage or sulphate attack. Your property surveyor would usually include these along with recommendations. One serious matter is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. 29 may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01229 470270 or Osprey Dr, Walney, Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 3JS.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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