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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 is the right choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Emerson Park

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Emerson Park

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Emerson Park) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Emerson Park

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Emerson Park and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Emerson Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Emerson Park property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Emerson Park property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Emerson Park Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I spend a bit more on a full structural survey when considering a abandoned forties home near Emerson Park over a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly called the Full Structural Survey by many agents and buyers, it is no longer offered has actually been given a new moniker by RICS and the correct name is actually now the Building Survey. When contemplating the buying of an unconventional property, for example an extended house in Emerson Park, it is now the right choice of home survey to commission. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post fifties unmodified Emerson Park home assembled from conventional construction materials. Subsequent to an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts, a formal report is dispatched to the purchaser detailing any crucial advice about the materials used for the construction of the home.

There will be a few limitations with any survey to be aware of because a chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Emerson Park building such as lifting up fitted carpets. See the survey differences article for further information on survey specifics.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence information does the Emerson Park house survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as the things which a surveyor will look for could comfortably be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Emerson Park. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Emerson Park and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Emerson Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Emerson Park property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Emerson Park property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Emerson Park Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I spend a bit more on a full structural survey when considering a abandoned forties home near Emerson Park over a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly called the Full Structural Survey by many agents and buyers, it is no longer offered has actually been given a new moniker by RICS and the correct name is actually now the Building Survey. When contemplating the buying of an unconventional property, for example an extended house in Emerson Park, it is now the right choice of home survey to commission. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post fifties unmodified Emerson Park home assembled from conventional construction materials. Subsequent to an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts, a formal report is dispatched to the purchaser detailing any crucial advice about the materials used for the construction of the home.

There will be a few limitations with any survey to be aware of because a chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Emerson Park building such as lifting up fitted carpets. See the survey differences



article for further information on survey specifics.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence information does the Emerson Park house survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as the things which a surveyor will look for could comfortably be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Emerson Park. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison.

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