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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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What building survey should I choose for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dore

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dore

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Dore) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dore

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Dore and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Dore property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Dore property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Dore House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s home with stone walls. Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Dore and are looking for a home built with brick walls. What recommendations will the surveyor make? What impact do Dore environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed structures in Dore do benefit from many advantages compared to other building materials, but they can also be subject to both minor and serious issues. An especially severe issue is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. A & J (City) Ltd at Pot Kiln Chase, Gestingthorpe, Halstead, CO9 3BH should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01787 462110.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include Scottish bond features five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a building in Dore. Do we need a property surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Dore house may not be raised during the conveyancing. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for insect infestation may include insecticides.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Dore and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Dore property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Dore property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Dore House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s home with stone walls. Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Dore and are looking for a home built with brick walls. What recommendations will the surveyor make? What impact do Dore environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed structures in Dore do benefit from many advantages compared to other building materials, but they can also be subject to both minor and serious issues. An especially severe issue is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. A & J (City) Ltd at Pot Kiln Chase, Gestingthorpe, Halstead, CO9 3BH should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01787 462110.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include Scottish bond features five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a building in Dore. Do we need a property surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Dore house may not be raised during the conveyancing. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for insect infestation may include insecticides.

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