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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chathill

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chathill

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chathill) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard property such as wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chathill

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Chathill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Chathill property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chathill Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil, with uneven soil compaction and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around

the building. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I intend to lease, the agent said that there is old wiring; will a Chathill survey write anything on the electrical system?

When performing a Chathill Building Survey the home surveyor should make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. A Chartered surveyor should also focus on possible problems relating to things like verifying the external installations e.g. water features.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey in Chathill.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Chathill .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a building near Benthall Round Cairn , will this affect the property's value?

Benthall Round Cairn is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually enhance the attractiveness of an area. Other monuments of interest include Camp At West Linkhall, Isabella'S Mount Camp and Longstone Hill Cairn Cemetery.. The RICS surveyor will consider all regional criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Chathill. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Benthall Round Cairn.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Chathill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Chathill property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chathill Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil, with uneven soil compaction and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around



the building. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I intend to lease, the agent said that there is old wiring; will a Chathill survey write anything on the electrical system?

When performing a Chathill Building Survey the home surveyor should make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. A Chartered surveyor should also focus on possible problems relating to things like verifying the external installations e.g. water features.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey in Chathill.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Chathill .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a building near Benthall Round Cairn , will this affect the property's value?

Benthall Round Cairn is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually enhance the attractiveness of an area. Other monuments of interest include Camp At West Linkhall, Isabella'S Mount Camp and Longstone Hill Cairn Cemetery.. The RICS surveyor will consider all regional criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Chathill. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Benthall Round Cairn.

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