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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Carlton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home made of conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Carlton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Carlton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Carlton

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Carlton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Carlton property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Carlton property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Carlton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a residence in Carlton, does the property surveyor investigate possible flood damage?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams can cause flooding, and owning a residence in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Carlton property enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The surveyor may ask the current owner if the Carlton property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1961-built property in Carlton and noticed that there is a 4mm crack above the windows in the garage. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials contract and draw in water.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of temperature or humidity variation. In serious environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Victorian terrace is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences?

Brick apartments in Carlton will be affected by various issues and defects, ranging from cracks to crypto-florescence. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with repair advice also supplied. One particularly serious issue is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Janusz S may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01244 819003 or 90 Llwyni Dr, Connah's Quay, Deeside, CH5 4NJ.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building can be found across the UK. For instance, running, or stretcher, bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Carlton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Carlton property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Carlton property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Carlton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a residence in Carlton, does the property surveyor investigate possible flood damage?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams can cause flooding, and owning a residence in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Carlton property enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The surveyor may ask the current owner if the Carlton property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1961-built property in Carlton and noticed that there is a 4mm crack above the windows in the garage. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials contract and draw in water.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of temperature or humidity variation. In serious environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Victorian terrace is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences?

Brick apartments in Carlton will be affected by various issues and defects, ranging from cracks to crypto-florescence. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with repair advice also supplied. One particularly serious issue is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Janusz S may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01244 819003 or 90 Llwyni Dr, Connah's Quay, Deeside, CH5 4NJ.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building can be found across the UK. For instance, running, or stretcher, bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

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