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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Branston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Branston

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Branston) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Branston

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Branston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Branston property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Branston property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Branston Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor check out the condition of the gas mains supply?

The surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for example, as well as gas related fixtures like associated asbestos. Should there be any external fittings they won't actually be taken off. Gas is potentially deadly, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Branston house built in the late 60s, but it has clay foundations. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil can create several issues for property owners. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Branston property's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the shower room. What can we do?

Pests like carpet beetle larvae may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Branston. Regrettably, pest problems can impact a home's worth and carry serious health risks. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for a serious infestation may include insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Branston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Branston property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Branston property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Branston Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor check out the condition of the gas mains supply?

The surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for example, as well as gas related fixtures like associated asbestos. Should there be any external fittings they won't actually be taken off. Gas is potentially deadly, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Branston house built in the late 60s, but it has clay foundations. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil can create several issues for property owners. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Branston property's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the shower room. What can we do?

Pests like carpet beetle larvae may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Branston. Regrettably, pest problems can impact a home's worth and carry serious health risks. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for a serious infestation may include insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

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