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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 for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Claverdon

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Claverdon

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Claverdon) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Claverdon

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Claverdon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Claverdon property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Claverdon property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Claverdon House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Claverdon Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Claverdon.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and was often applied to Georgian houses for example. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Claverdon frequently show issues such as lateral cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems could be when water gets in beneath sills which results in large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes generate high upkeep costs for a new owner? What should we be particularly aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of insects in the attic - What advice should we get?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Claverdon.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. Signs may not be obvious, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of insecticides or 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. If you require more information, contact a local firm, like Complete Environmental Services, Unit 5, Plant Trading Estate, Warwick Road, Kineton, Warwickshire, CV35 0HV, or call them on 0129 570 9514.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Claverdon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Claverdon property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Claverdon property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Claverdon House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Claverdon Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Claverdon.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and was often applied to Georgian houses for example. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Claverdon frequently show issues such as lateral cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems could be when water gets in beneath sills which results in large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes generate high upkeep costs for a new owner? What should we be particularly aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of insects in the attic - What advice should we get?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Claverdon.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. Signs may not be obvious, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of insecticides or 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. If you require more information, contact a local firm, like Complete Environmental Services, Unit 5, Plant Trading Estate, Warwick Road, Kineton, Warwickshire, CV35 0HV, or call them on 0129 570 9514.

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