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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dalston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dalston

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Dalston) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dalston

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Dalston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Dalston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Dalston property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Dalston Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the agent has told us that it has been built with Kentish Rag stone. What should we look in to, and what will the survey reveal?

From Rockingstone Sandstone to Orton Scar Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues including delamination affect many stone-walled properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a house's foundations? What should we expect a Building Survey to include?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for home owners, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. In Dalston's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself., such as sticking window frames. There is a real benefit in booking a Dalston surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a renovated farmhouse in Dalston. Will the house's age be a problem?

For houses in Dalston built before the 20th Century, age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Dalston structures built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller.Contact your chartered surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Dalston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Dalston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Dalston property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Dalston Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the agent has told us that it has been built with Kentish Rag stone. What should we look in to, and what will the survey reveal?

From Rockingstone Sandstone to Orton Scar Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues including delamination affect many stone-walled properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.



Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a house's foundations? What should we expect a Building Survey to include?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for home owners, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. In Dalston's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself., such as sticking window frames. There is a real benefit in booking a Dalston surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a renovated farmhouse in Dalston. Will the house's age be a problem?

For houses in Dalston built before the 20th Century, age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Dalston structures built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller.Contact your chartered surveyor for more information.

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