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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bow Street

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bow Street

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bow Street) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bow Street

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bow Street and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Bow Street property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Bow Street property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Bow Street House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it best to get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a neglected seventies loft flat in Bow Street?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. When buying an altered Bow Street flat e.g. an older flat, this is now the best selection of survey. The report portrays thorough and critical insight concerning the property's construction and any technical details a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Also flats frequently make a full survey more complicated and as a result the surveyor is only able to examine the actual flat, though he may provide detail on communal sections of the property such as security systems. For more details and a survey comparison see surveys compared.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence may be worth checking impacting the property. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and may become unstable and start to slip downhill. In serious environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Bow Street. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing an old building? Will upkeep costs be higher?

Many buyers would like to own a home with character. Use of traditional methods, however, can often be problematic, and Bow Street property featuring traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required. Contact the property surveyor for more detail.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bow Street and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Bow Street property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Bow Street property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Bow Street House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it best to get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a neglected seventies loft flat in Bow Street?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. When buying an altered Bow Street flat e.g. an older flat, this is now the best selection of survey. The report portrays thorough and critical insight concerning the property's construction and any technical details a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Also flats frequently make a full survey more complicated and as a result the surveyor is only able to examine the actual flat, though he may provide detail on communal sections of the property such as security systems. For more details and a survey comparison see surveys compared.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence may be worth checking impacting the property. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and may become unstable and start to slip downhill. In serious environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Bow Street. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing an old building? Will upkeep costs be higher?

Many buyers would like to own a home with character. Use of traditional methods, however, can often be problematic, and Bow Street property featuring traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required. Contact the property surveyor for more detail.

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