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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grahame Park

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grahame Park

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Grahame Park) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grahame Park

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Grahame Park property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Grahame Park property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Grahame Park Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Grahame Park and the current owner has made us aware that it has been constructed with West Cornwall granite. What matters must we watch out for?

Maintenance fees for stone-built Grahame Park property can be higher than for more standard. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include efflorescence.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services

are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Grahame Park? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be expensive to fix?

Both in Grahame Park, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact wet weather can have on Grahame Park homes is not given enough thought. For instance, damp stains around drainage can often mean that the gutters are blocked. Blocked rainwater goods can result in damp and mould.

Whether buying in Grahame Park or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix. Where this is untreated or poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this Grahame Park residence needs work - what should we do? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-constructed buildings in Grahame Park do benefit from many advantages, but they can also suffer from both minor and serious issues. Such defects will be discussed in the report along with recommendations.

A defect often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Low Cost (Midlands) Brick Repointing Build & Property Maintenance should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 31 Hastings Rd, Swadlincote, DE11 9AH or 01283 224739.

For instance, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Grahame Park property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Grahame Park property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Grahame Park Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home in Grahame Park and the current owner has made us aware that it has been constructed with West Cornwall granite. What matters must we watch out for?

Maintenance fees for stone-built Grahame Park property can be higher than for more standard. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include efflorescence.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services



are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Grahame Park? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be expensive to fix?

Both in Grahame Park, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact wet weather can have on Grahame Park homes is not given enough thought. For instance, damp stains around drainage can often mean that the gutters are blocked. Blocked rainwater goods can result in damp and mould.

Whether buying in Grahame Park or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix. Where this is untreated or poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this Grahame Park residence needs work - what should we do? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-constructed buildings in Grahame Park do benefit from many advantages, but they can also suffer from both minor and serious issues. Such defects will be discussed in the report along with recommendations.

A defect often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Low Cost (Midlands) Brick Repointing Build & Property Maintenance should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 31 Hastings Rd, Swadlincote, DE11 9AH or 01283 224739.

For instance, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

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