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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 property survey is the best choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cleator

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cleator

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cleator) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional such as thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cleator

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers 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 home in Cleator and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cleator property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cleator property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Cleator Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence is an issue impacting the house. How could this affect the property, and what solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Additionally, most homes in Cleator are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by plant life. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. 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 the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco coated Victorian house in Cleator which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a form of render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian homes. It is very similar to any other render. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Cleator can highlight issues e.g. when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty in discovering damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 18th Century coast house. What effect will the timber frame have on upkeep?

Some buyers have considered buying a home with character, such as a Tudor home. A property's age, however, can worry purchasers. Cleator homes built with traditional methods can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required. Speak to your building surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Cleator and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cleator property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cleator property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Cleator Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence is an issue impacting the house. How could this affect the property, and what solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Additionally, most homes in Cleator are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by plant life. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. 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 the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco coated Victorian house in Cleator which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a form of render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian homes. It is very similar to any other render. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Cleator can highlight issues e.g. when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty in discovering damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 18th Century coast house. What effect will the timber frame have on upkeep?

Some buyers have considered buying a home with character, such as a Tudor home. A property's age, however, can worry purchasers. Cleator homes built with traditional methods can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required. Speak to your building surveyor for further advice.

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