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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 right choice for my planned house purchase in Craven Arms?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Craven Arms

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Craven Arms

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Craven Arms) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey for unconventional e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Craven Arms

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Craven Arms and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Craven Arms property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 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 intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Craven Arms property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Craven Arms Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the building, in addition to gas affiliated gas installations in the house e.g. fixed external ventilation hearths. Your Craven Arms RICS surveyor won't remove the external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to do any tests on the system. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe, should there be any concerns about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Shropshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Essington Heating & Plumbing Ltd of The Old Smithy, Kempton, Lydbury North, Shropshire Tel. 07973885959

and R A Deakins Plumbing and Heating Services of Quarry Brutches, Clunton, Craven Arms, Shropshire Tel. 07815188790.

Damaged Render

What will the Craven Arms Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian semi detached home in Craven Arms that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Craven Arms Building Surveys commonly discover potentially expensive to remedy problems for example trapped water culminating in damp problems needing repair. Other potential problems may include attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet brickwork. Re-applying problems can be difficult as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Craven Arms, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Home Survey to include?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Craven Arms, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Craven Arms and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Craven Arms property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 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 intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Craven Arms property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Craven Arms Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the building, in addition to gas affiliated gas installations in the house e.g. fixed external ventilation hearths. Your Craven Arms RICS surveyor won't remove the external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to do any tests on the system. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe, should there be any concerns about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Shropshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Essington Heating & Plumbing Ltd of The Old Smithy, Kempton, Lydbury North, Shropshire Tel. 07973885959



and R A Deakins Plumbing and Heating Services of Quarry Brutches, Clunton, Craven Arms, Shropshire Tel. 07815188790.

Damaged Render

What will the Craven Arms Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian semi detached home in Craven Arms that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Craven Arms Building Surveys commonly discover potentially expensive to remedy problems for example trapped water culminating in damp problems needing repair. Other potential problems may include attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet brickwork. Re-applying problems can be difficult as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Craven Arms, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Home Survey to include?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Craven Arms, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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