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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clare

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clare

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Clare) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clare

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Clare and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Clare property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Clare property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Clare Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a property near to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: inert refuse. Nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include complex organic chemicals. Health problems such as gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will note any structural problems connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to St Edmundsbury Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Clare property? Can we expect the Clare Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Drought, for instance, can have a shrinking effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Clare home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Clare surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles. Technically all forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Clare surveyor should mention the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Clare and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Clare property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Clare property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Clare Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a property near to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: inert refuse. Nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include complex organic chemicals. Health problems such as gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will note any structural problems connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to St Edmundsbury Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Clare property? Can we expect the Clare Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Drought, for instance, can have a shrinking effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Clare home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Clare surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example stove insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic tiles. Technically all forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Clare surveyor should mention the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

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