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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castleton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castleton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Castleton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castleton

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Castleton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Castleton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Castleton property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Castleton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos coatings spayed on beams at the property. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Castleton report on it?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Most of it was sourced from the US.

All forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Professional removal of it may be expensive but must be carried out by trained experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos as part of the survey. Your Castleton surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property. What can we do?

Homes in Castleton are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to vermin can include destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Castleton residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your Castleton Property Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Castleton property, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, cracks along the drawing room ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Castleton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Castleton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Castleton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Castleton property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Castleton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos coatings spayed on beams at the property. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Castleton report on it?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Most of it was sourced from the US.

All forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.



Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Professional removal of it may be expensive but must be carried out by trained experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos as part of the survey. Your Castleton surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property. What can we do?

Homes in Castleton are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to vermin can include destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Castleton residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your Castleton Property Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Castleton property, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, cracks along the drawing room ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Castleton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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