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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 Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fradley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fradley

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Fradley) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fradley

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fradley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Fradley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Fradley property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Fradley Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a house in Fradley, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does the property surveyor in Fradley check when the house is surveyed?

Properties in Fradley in good condition can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the eaves to the collar ties, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor in the local area.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In addition, some homes in Fradley are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there are asbestos flooring materials being found in property. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in eaves for example.

All forms (including white) are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your Fradley surveyor should report on suspected asbestos during the survey and should advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fradley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Fradley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Fradley property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Fradley Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a house in Fradley, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does the property surveyor in Fradley check when the house is surveyed?

Properties in Fradley in good condition can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the eaves to the collar ties, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor in the local area.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In addition, some homes in Fradley are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there are asbestos flooring materials being found in property. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in eaves for example.

All forms (including white) are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your Fradley surveyor should report on suspected asbestos during the survey and should advise accordingly.

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