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Valuation
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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 of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brinsworth

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brinsworth

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Brinsworth) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brinsworth

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Brinsworth and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Brinsworth property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Brinsworth property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Brinsworth Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

For the Brinsworth HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects for 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. An inoperable sash window is an example of a Section E defect.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence has been an issue. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report consider?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. Many homes in Brinsworth are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled house. Are there specific related issues to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Problems which impact stone-built houses can vary greatly, with issues like penetrating damp being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Ben Bennet Jr Ltd, Lisle Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2RL, quarrying Limestone, for details. Call 01709 382251 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Brinsworth and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Brinsworth property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Brinsworth property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Brinsworth Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

For the Brinsworth HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects for 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. An inoperable sash window is an example of a Section E defect.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence has been an issue. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report consider?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. Many homes in Brinsworth are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled house. Are there specific related issues to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Problems which impact stone-built houses can vary greatly, with issues like penetrating damp being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Ben Bennet Jr Ltd, Lisle Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2RL, quarrying Limestone, for details. Call 01709 382251 for more information.

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