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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crabtree

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crabtree

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Crabtree) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crabtree

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Crabtree and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Crabtree property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Crabtree property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Crabtree House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will your Property Surveyor look out for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) house in Crabtree.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly aesthetic and was common on some Georgian homes. It is very like mortar. Sometimes it can have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors sometimes discover any number of problems like trapped moisture leading to the render failing requiring costly repairs. Other potential problems may include when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Remedying problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Crabtree. What will we need to look out for when purchasing an older property? What effect will the design have on maintenance?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner, and Structures constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may make the final cost hard to predict. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your RICS surveyor for further advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Crabtree property and am worried about the implications of clay soil. Does a Crabtree Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Crabtree, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Crabtree and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Crabtree property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Crabtree property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Crabtree House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will your Property Surveyor look out for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) house in Crabtree.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly aesthetic and was common on some Georgian homes. It is very like mortar. Sometimes it can have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors sometimes discover any number of problems like trapped moisture leading to the render failing requiring costly repairs. Other potential problems may include when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Remedying problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.



Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Crabtree. What will we need to look out for when purchasing an older property? What effect will the design have on maintenance?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner, and Structures constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may make the final cost hard to predict. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your RICS surveyor for further advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Crabtree property and am worried about the implications of clay soil. Does a Crabtree Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Crabtree, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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