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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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What Survey is the right choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Carmel

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Carmel

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Carmel) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey for unconventional , for example thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Carmel

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Carmel and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Carmel property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations on the Carmel property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Carmel property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Carmel Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence is an issue affecting the property. What subsidence issues will the house survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. 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.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a flat proximate to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: commercial refuse disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Carmel will note structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Flintshire Local Authority and advise you .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond upkeep guidance - can a surveyor in Carmel assist? What impact do Carmel environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed houses feature several advantages. However, they can also be subject to distinct issues. One frequently reported defect is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Norris L J of 21 Devon Av, Twickenham, TW2 6PN on 020 8878 0649.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Carmel, leading to a range of techniques. E.g. Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Carmel and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Carmel property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations on the Carmel property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Carmel property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Carmel Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence is an issue affecting the property. What subsidence issues will the house survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. 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.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a flat proximate to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: commercial refuse disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Carmel will note structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Flintshire Local Authority and advise you .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond upkeep guidance - can a surveyor in Carmel assist? What impact do Carmel environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed houses feature several advantages. However, they can also be subject to distinct issues. One frequently reported defect is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Norris L J of 21 Devon Av, Twickenham, TW2 6PN on 020 8878 0649.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Carmel, leading to a range of techniques. E.g. Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one.

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