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Valuation
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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the right choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gospel Oak

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gospel Oak

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Gospel Oak) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this option for non standard property such as stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gospel Oak

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gospel Oak and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Gospel Oak property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Gospel Oak property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Gospel Oak Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Gospel Oak and saw evidence of cracks along the garage ceiling. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under their own weight.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Gospel Oak. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged,

these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. 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.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated regency home in Gospel Oak.

Stucco is in fact a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is highly appealing and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes report any number of problems for example, dampness trapped behind paint coatings. Other issues may be when moisture gets in beneath flashings that results in detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be expensive as renderers are becoming harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need London brick guidelines for upkeep, can a surveyor in Gospel Oak help? What impact do Gospel Oak environmental conditions have?

Brick-walled property in Gospel Oak can experience diverse problems. This could be anything from vertical cracking to crypto-florescence. The Gospel Oak surveyor can investigate these as part of their report and suggest potential remedies. An issue of particular concern is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Webb E should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 0117-932 2936 or 23 Watsons Rd, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 9DW.

For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gospel Oak and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Gospel Oak property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Gospel Oak property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Gospel Oak Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Gospel Oak and saw evidence of cracks along the garage ceiling. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under their own weight.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Gospel Oak. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged,



these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. 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.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated regency home in Gospel Oak.

Stucco is in fact a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is highly appealing and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes report any number of problems for example, dampness trapped behind paint coatings. Other issues may be when moisture gets in beneath flashings that results in detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be expensive as renderers are becoming harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need London brick guidelines for upkeep, can a surveyor in Gospel Oak help? What impact do Gospel Oak environmental conditions have?

Brick-walled property in Gospel Oak can experience diverse problems. This could be anything from vertical cracking to crypto-florescence. The Gospel Oak surveyor can investigate these as part of their report and suggest potential remedies. An issue of particular concern is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Webb E should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 0117-932 2936 or 23 Watsons Rd, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 9DW.

For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. 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.

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