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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Farnborough

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Farnborough

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Farnborough) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Farnborough

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Farnborough and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Farnborough property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Farnborough property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Farnborough Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Farnborough? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, damp weather and the effect it can have on your property are not given more thought. If you have only visited the home in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage systems are blocked include rusted iron elements. This could then result in water damage.

Luckily, this is quite easy to repair. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report inspect?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. 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 water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I upgrade to full structural survey before purchasing a modified Edwardian house close to Farnborough?

Structural surveys have been renamed as the Building Surveys. If contemplating the buying of an altered Farnborough property such as an older house, it is the most appropriate RICS survey. It will provide in depth and often serious details on the property's construction materials along with any technical details after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Permanent external structures or buildings will also be looked at as part of the process.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Farnborough and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Farnborough property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Farnborough property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Farnborough Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Farnborough? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, damp weather and the effect it can have on your property are not given more thought. If you have only visited the home in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage systems are blocked include rusted iron elements. This could then result in water damage.

Luckily, this is quite easy to repair. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report inspect?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. 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 water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I upgrade to full structural survey before purchasing a modified Edwardian house close to Farnborough?

Structural surveys have been renamed as the Building Surveys. If contemplating the buying of an altered Farnborough property such as an older house, it is the most appropriate RICS survey. It will provide in depth and often serious details on the property's construction materials along with any technical details after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. Permanent external structures or buildings will also be looked at as part of the process.

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