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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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  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alvaston

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alvaston

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Alvaston) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alvaston

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Alvaston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alvaston property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Alvaston property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Alvaston Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a home in Alvaston and saw evidence of that the cellar floor was uneven. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be rectified. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would need to on guard for when purchasing a house in Alvaston in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Alvaston surveyors need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing they have with the property. The price of property is usually significantly higher due to the areas retaining original features. However a large number have been neglected and are in a state for example - the removal front garden walls

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you if the house looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of a Alvaston Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unauthorised modifications to the building may be reported but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a property constructed Cotswold stone. What factors should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Maintenance fees for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Alvaston should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Shardlow Quarry, Acre Lane, Aston-On-Trent, Shardlow, Derby, DE72 2SP, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01332 799160 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Alvaston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alvaston property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Alvaston property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Alvaston Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a home in Alvaston and saw evidence of that the cellar floor was uneven. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be rectified. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.



Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would need to on guard for when purchasing a house in Alvaston in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Alvaston surveyors need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing they have with the property. The price of property is usually significantly higher due to the areas retaining original features. However a large number have been neglected and are in a state for example - the removal front garden walls

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you if the house looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of a Alvaston Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unauthorised modifications to the building may be reported but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a property constructed Cotswold stone. What factors should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Maintenance fees for stone-built houses can be higher than for more standard. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Alvaston should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Shardlow Quarry, Acre Lane, Aston-On-Trent, Shardlow, Derby, DE72 2SP, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01332 799160 for more information.

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