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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gainsborough

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gainsborough

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Gainsborough) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gainsborough

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Gainsborough and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Gainsborough property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Gainsborough property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Gainsborough House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Gainsborough? Will a Gainsborough Building Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for home owners, with groundwater level variations and soil movement being relatively common. In Gainsborough's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Signs like a sticking door in the kitchen can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Gainsborough surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this Tudor property needs work. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed properties feature several advantages. However, they can also suffer from both minor and serious issues, ranging from defective mortar to erosion. These issues will be mentioned in the report. A problem regularly identified is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Cooney T Brickwork Ltd at 37 Harlesden Gdns, London, NW10 4EY should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07930 718071.

Gainsborough home purchasers may need to consider that selection of different courses and brick making techniques can be found across Gainsborough. E.g. Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that windows in the sitting room did not line up when we last viewed the house. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older houses cracks become apparent when temperatures rise which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property., or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Gainsborough and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Gainsborough property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Gainsborough property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Gainsborough House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Gainsborough? Will a Gainsborough Building Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for home owners, with groundwater level variations and soil movement being relatively common. In Gainsborough's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Signs like a sticking door in the kitchen can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Gainsborough surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this Tudor property needs work. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed properties feature several advantages. However, they can also suffer from both minor and serious issues, ranging from defective mortar to erosion. These issues will be mentioned in the report. A problem regularly identified is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Cooney T Brickwork Ltd at 37 Harlesden Gdns, London, NW10 4EY should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07930 718071.

Gainsborough home purchasers may need to consider that selection of different courses and brick making techniques can be found across Gainsborough. E.g. Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that windows in the sitting room did not line up when we last viewed the house. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older houses cracks become apparent when temperatures rise which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property., or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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