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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fulwell

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fulwell

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Fulwell) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fulwell

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Fulwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Fulwell property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Fulwell property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Fulwell Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can a Fulwell HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Factors from dry rot to termites can cause difficulties for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Fulwell include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

Fulwell Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To fully consider the correct valuation your surveyor will call upon experience of property in Fulwell and other considerations relating to the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also examine style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, like problematic roads and access, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in central heating flues. Most asbestos was imported from South Africa. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are potentially fatal and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently. Removing it is costly must always be carried out by trained experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will mention possible asbestos risks and should advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Fulwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Fulwell property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Fulwell property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Fulwell Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can a Fulwell HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Factors from dry rot to termites can cause difficulties for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Fulwell include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

Fulwell Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To fully consider the correct valuation your surveyor will call upon experience of property in Fulwell and other considerations relating to the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also examine style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, like problematic roads and access, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in central heating flues. Most asbestos was imported from South Africa. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are potentially fatal and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently. Removing it is costly must always be carried out by trained experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will mention possible asbestos risks and should advise accordingly.

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