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  Mortgage Valuation
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Valuation
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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chesterfield

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chesterfield

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chesterfield) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chesterfield

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chesterfield and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Chesterfield property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Chesterfield property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Chesterfield House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Chesterfield home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include an impartial valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will factor in local property market knowledge and other things about the property for instance: size Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will use key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Chesterfield assumptions, like problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my property survey review?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What will a Chartered Surveyor consider on a stucco rendered home in Chesterfield.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a smooth and flat render. Normally it is applied to brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is very beautiful and is found on Victorian and Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Chesterfield surveyors frequently report issues e.g. trapped water resulting in problems with damp. Other potential problems might include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Re-coating Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local expert try NR Home Improvements, 1, Fallowfield Rd, Chesterfield, S43 2DP Tel. 07886 960686

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chesterfield and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Chesterfield property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Chesterfield property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Chesterfield House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Chesterfield home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include an impartial valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will factor in local property market knowledge and other things about the property for instance: size Surveyors also reflect on construction type and will use key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Chesterfield assumptions, like problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like pig farms, which will also be factored in.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my property survey review?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What will a Chartered Surveyor consider on a stucco rendered home in Chesterfield.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a smooth and flat render. Normally it is applied to brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is very beautiful and is found on Victorian and Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Chesterfield surveyors frequently report issues e.g. trapped water resulting in problems with damp. Other potential problems might include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Re-coating Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local expert try NR Home Improvements, 1, Fallowfield Rd, Chesterfield, S43 2DP Tel. 07886 960686

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