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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Caister On Sea

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Caister On Sea

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Caister On Sea) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for non standard , for example thatched or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Caister On Sea

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Caister On Sea and which is cheaper?

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

If the Caister On Sea property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Caister On Sea property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Caister On Sea House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? 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 experience some minor cracking.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is a concern of an asbestos fireplace in existence at the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials such as acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Caister On Sea HomeBuyer report. Your Caister On Sea surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Damaged Render

What defects will a RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian home in Caister On Sea that I wish to buy.

Stucco is just dense solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to a very smooth surface. The finish is highly appealing and is found on Victorian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Caister On Sea Homebuyer Reports can report issues such as lateral cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems may be when dampness beneath flashings that causes large areas of detachment. Resolving Stucco problems may be dear as craftsmen are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Caister On Sea and which is cheaper?

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

If the Caister On Sea property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Caister On Sea property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Caister On Sea House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? 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 experience some minor cracking.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is a concern of an asbestos fireplace in existence at the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials such as acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Caister On Sea HomeBuyer report. Your Caister On Sea surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Damaged Render

What defects will a RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian home in Caister On Sea that I wish to buy.

Stucco is just dense solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to a very smooth surface. The finish is highly appealing and is found on Victorian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Caister On Sea Homebuyer Reports can report issues such as lateral cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems may be when dampness beneath flashings that causes large areas of detachment. Resolving Stucco problems may be dear as craftsmen are becoming harder to find.

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