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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 one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ettington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ettington

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Ettington) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ettington

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ettington and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Ettington property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Ettington property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Ettington Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this Edwardian terrace is in poor condition - what should we do? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Ettington structures feature several advantages compared to other types of construction. Unfortunately, they also indicate a range of defects. This could be anything from cracks to erosion. For example, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and may require immediate attention. Booth S should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 10 Roche Gardens, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 7QT or 0161-440 0013.

Buyers in Ettington should consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. This being the case, upkeep may not

always be straightforward. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a harmful material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box for example. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. They will note suspected asbestos risks and will offer advice.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Ettington that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian homes. it can be prone to defect and Ettington Building Surveys sometimes highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. horizontal cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems could be when water gets in under windows that causes detachment. Resolving Stucco problems can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ettington and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Ettington property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Ettington property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Ettington Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this Edwardian terrace is in poor condition - what should we do? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Ettington structures feature several advantages compared to other types of construction. Unfortunately, they also indicate a range of defects. This could be anything from cracks to erosion. For example, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and may require immediate attention. Booth S should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 10 Roche Gardens, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 7QT or 0161-440 0013.

Buyers in Ettington should consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. This being the case, upkeep may not



always be straightforward. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a harmful material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box for example. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. They will note suspected asbestos risks and will offer advice.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Ettington that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian homes. it can be prone to defect and Ettington Building Surveys sometimes highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. horizontal cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems could be when water gets in under windows that causes detachment. Resolving Stucco problems can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

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