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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barrowden

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barrowden

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Barrowden) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barrowden

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Barrowden and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Barrowden property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Barrowden property's general condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Barrowden Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Scottish bond advice - can the surveyor assist?

Brick homes suffer from various issues and defects, including weathering and sulphate attack. A defect requiring immediate attention is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Godden J V, 13 Youngs Rd, Ilford, IG2 7LF on 020 8554 0417 for a quote for repair work.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornate Della Robbia bond paving. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has suggested subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence information does the Barrowden Building Survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be fixed without a great deal of stress. In some older structures cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb water.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with subsidence being a common example. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like sticking window frames or cracks along the kitchen floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Barrowden, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Small areas of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Barrowden and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Barrowden property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Barrowden property's general condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Barrowden Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Scottish bond advice - can the surveyor assist?

Brick homes suffer from various issues and defects, including weathering and sulphate attack. A defect requiring immediate attention is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Godden J V, 13 Youngs Rd, Ilford, IG2 7LF on 020 8554 0417 for a quote for repair work.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornate Della Robbia bond paving. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has suggested subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence information does the Barrowden Building Survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be fixed without a great deal of stress. In some older structures cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb water.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with subsidence being a common example. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like sticking window frames or cracks along the kitchen floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Barrowden, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Small areas of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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