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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Essington

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Essington

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Essington) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey for non standard property such as architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Essington

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Essington and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Essington property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Essington property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Essington Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the kitchen floor was uneven when we last viewed the property. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be fixed.

Many buildings develop superficial cracks in a plaster, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Essington property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To properly appraise the valuation your RICS valuer will relate to local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition Your Essington surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions like there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no serious legal problems e.g. your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Additional local Essington area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern, what are the risks and does the building survey in Essington report on it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as garage roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in shed roofs. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful not to remove the asbestos and expert advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Essington and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Essington property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Essington property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Essington Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the kitchen floor was uneven when we last viewed the property. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be fixed.

Many buildings develop superficial cracks in a plaster, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Essington property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To properly appraise the valuation your RICS valuer will relate to local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition Your Essington surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions like there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no serious legal problems e.g. your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Additional local Essington area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern, what are the risks and does the building survey in Essington report on it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as garage roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in shed roofs. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful not to remove the asbestos and expert advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

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