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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Crofton

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Crofton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Crofton) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Crofton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. It is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Crofton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Crofton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Crofton property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Crofton property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Crofton Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick on this property in Crofton is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Crofton homes with brick walls can indicate diverse problems, ranging from badly applied render to inadequate damp-proofing. For instance, sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat and should be taken very seriously. For more information, contact a local builder, M C of Walton Rd, Oldbury, B68 9DB on 07912 356324.

For home purchasers in Crofton seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Crofton.

Stucco is actually a specific type of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to underlying red brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency homes for example. Stucco is often problematic and Crofton Home Buyers Suveys commonly reveal issues for example, dampness trapped behind paint (assuming painted).

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when water gets in beneath DPCs which results in large areas of detachment. Re-covering Stucco problems may be dear as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the lounge, is this subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Crofton and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly wider as the crack migrates upward. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Crofton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Crofton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Crofton property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Crofton property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Crofton Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick on this property in Crofton is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Crofton homes with brick walls can indicate diverse problems, ranging from badly applied render to inadequate damp-proofing. For instance, sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat and should be taken very seriously. For more information, contact a local builder, M C of Walton Rd, Oldbury, B68 9DB on 07912 356324.

For home purchasers in Crofton seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Crofton.

Stucco is actually a specific type of render. Commonly stucco render is applied to underlying red brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency homes for example. Stucco is often problematic and Crofton Home Buyers Suveys commonly reveal issues for example, dampness trapped behind paint (assuming painted).

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when water gets in beneath DPCs which results in large areas of detachment. Re-covering Stucco problems may be dear as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the lounge, is this subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Crofton and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly wider as the crack migrates upward. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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