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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cranford

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cranford

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cranford) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cranford

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Cranford and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Cranford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Cranford property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Cranford House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £162, 100 in the right area amount to be buying a house in EX39 in Cranford for and what things does the Cranford qualified surveyor consider when conducting a professional valuation ?

There is a near endless list of things that can impact on the price of property e.g. whether it is situated on a flood plain or if there is any evidence of fungal decay. As an indicator, one can try to set against house values recorded in Cranford for similar houses.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £174, 600, which is £12, 500 more than the asking price. Lyndale, Hartland, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 6HD a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £218, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default.

A local surveyor should actually visit the site in addition to allowing for the multiple things affecting values.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I commission a full structural survey if purchasing a shabby regency townhouse near Cranford as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes described as a Structural Survey by many, this survey is now defunct and as it has been replaced by RICS and the correct term is actually now the Building Survey. This is now the correct choice when buying an unusual property e.g. an older house in Cranford. The survey sets out full and crucial details in relation to the property's standard of construction and repair along with any defects, following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. For more info what is and isn't included - click here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be fixed without a great deal of stress.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and may become unstable and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Cranford and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Cranford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Cranford property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Cranford House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £162, 100 in the right area amount to be buying a house in EX39 in Cranford for and what things does the Cranford qualified surveyor consider when conducting a professional valuation ?

There is a near endless list of things that can impact on the price of property e.g. whether it is situated on a flood plain or if there is any evidence of fungal decay. As an indicator, one can try to set against house values recorded in Cranford for similar houses.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £174, 600, which is £12, 500 more than the asking price. Lyndale, Hartland, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 6HD a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £218, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default.

A local surveyor should actually visit the site in addition to allowing for the multiple things affecting values.



Building Surveys on houses

Should I commission a full structural survey if purchasing a shabby regency townhouse near Cranford as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes described as a Structural Survey by many, this survey is now defunct and as it has been replaced by RICS and the correct term is actually now the Building Survey. This is now the correct choice when buying an unusual property e.g. an older house in Cranford. The survey sets out full and crucial details in relation to the property's standard of construction and repair along with any defects, following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. For more info what is and isn't included - click here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be fixed without a great deal of stress.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and may become unstable and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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