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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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What building survey is the right choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Blackwell

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Blackwell

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Blackwell) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Blackwell

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Blackwell and which is cheaper?

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

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

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the Blackwell property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Blackwell property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Blackwell House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Blackwell? Does the Blackwell Home Survey cover this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. In Blackwell's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, cracks along the kitchen floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result

of heavy rainfall or flooding can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Blackwell? We're concerned about replacement costs.

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the effect which heavy rain has on property is ignored. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home but are worried about pests. Do we need a residential surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with thrips, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Blackwell and which is cheaper?

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

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

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the Blackwell property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Blackwell property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Blackwell House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Blackwell? Does the Blackwell Home Survey cover this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. In Blackwell's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, cracks along the kitchen floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result



of heavy rainfall or flooding can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Blackwell? We're concerned about replacement costs.

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the effect which heavy rain has on property is ignored. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home but are worried about pests. Do we need a residential surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with thrips, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

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