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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Preston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Preston

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in East Preston) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard , for example architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Preston

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in East Preston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the East Preston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the East Preston property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in East Preston may be a problem. Is this a major risk, and what options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and begin to slide downward. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be

all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can damp weather have on a property? If there are issues, will they be troublesome to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on houses is ignored by buyers. If you have only seen the property in good weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that downspouts are at risk include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. Whether buying in East Preston or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, if not neglected. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in the old property. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is frequently addressed by property surveyors. Many residential properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes. From rafters to collar ties, every part of the roof should be investigated, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in East Preston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the East Preston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the East Preston property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in East Preston may be a problem. Is this a major risk, and what options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and begin to slide downward. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be



all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can damp weather have on a property? If there are issues, will they be troublesome to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on houses is ignored by buyers. If you have only seen the property in good weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that downspouts are at risk include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. Whether buying in East Preston or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, if not neglected. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in the old property. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is frequently addressed by property surveyors. Many residential properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes. From rafters to collar ties, every part of the roof should be investigated, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

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