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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 property survey is the correct choice for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Botany Bay

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Botany Bay

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Botany Bay) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Botany Bay

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Botany Bay and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Botany Bay property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Botany Bay property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Botany Bay Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1985-built flat in Botany Bay and noticed that the living room floor dipped in one corner. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my home survey look into?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Botany Bay should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials absorb moisture.

In clay soil regions, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the building's structure and causing movement. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence

cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create issues for buyers? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like mould will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Botany Bay are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include repointing mortar with a suitable material. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example textured coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to displace the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Botany Bay survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos and should offer advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Botany Bay and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Botany Bay property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Botany Bay property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Botany Bay Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1985-built flat in Botany Bay and noticed that the living room floor dipped in one corner. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my home survey look into?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Botany Bay should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials absorb moisture.

In clay soil regions, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the building's structure and causing movement. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence



cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create issues for buyers? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like mould will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Botany Bay are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include repointing mortar with a suitable material. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example textured coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to displace the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Botany Bay survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos and should offer advice.

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