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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clayton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property made of standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clayton

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Clayton) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clayton

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Clayton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Clayton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Clayton property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Clayton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On a Clayton HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will be considered too. Rotten railings is one defect applicable to this section. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Clayton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor

will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a house's foundations? What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include?

Whether a home was built in 1703 or 2003, factors as varied as snow or Japanese knotweed can create significant expense for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues, with uneven soil compaction and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Clayton home's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Clayton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 15th Century farmhouse in Clayton. What consequences will the rafter roof have on upkeep?

A property's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Houses built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your property surveyor for further advice. Erected between 1590 and 1701, Clayton Hall in Clayton is a traditional hall of the time.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Clayton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Clayton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Clayton property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Clayton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On a Clayton HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will be considered too. Rotten railings is one defect applicable to this section. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Clayton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor



will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a house's foundations? What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include?

Whether a home was built in 1703 or 2003, factors as varied as snow or Japanese knotweed can create significant expense for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues, with uneven soil compaction and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Clayton home's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Clayton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 15th Century farmhouse in Clayton. What consequences will the rafter roof have on upkeep?

A property's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Houses built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your property surveyor for further advice. Erected between 1590 and 1701, Clayton Hall in Clayton is a traditional hall of the time.

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