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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grantham

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grantham

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Grantham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard e.g. stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grantham

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Grantham property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Grantham property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Grantham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

When buying an abandoned period detached home in Grantham, is it necessary to order a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled a Building Survey. If you are buying a modified Grantham home like an unloved house - this is now the right property survey. The survey will detail full and relevant advice in relation to the houses condition on top of any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. There will be several limitations with any survey as a local surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Grantham house - such as removing secured hatches. Boundary walls and fences will, in addition, be inspected during the survey.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor report on the state of the gas heaters?

Yes. The RICS chartered surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters for example, as well as gas associated fixtures e.g. chimney breasts or flues. External covers won't be taken off. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it can be fatal, should you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Lincolnshire based local firms include BG Property Services (Lincs) Ltd of Yew Tree Cottage, Side Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire Tel. 07970 479979 and Nigel Smith Plumbing & Heating of 11, Bowmans Way, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire Tel. 01949842145.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are obligated to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Grantham structures built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Grantham property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Grantham property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Grantham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

When buying an abandoned period detached home in Grantham, is it necessary to order a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name and is now entitled a Building Survey. If you are buying a modified Grantham home like an unloved house - this is now the right property survey. The survey will detail full and relevant advice in relation to the houses condition on top of any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. There will be several limitations with any survey as a local surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Grantham house - such as removing secured hatches. Boundary walls and fences will, in addition, be inspected during the survey.



Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor report on the state of the gas heaters?

Yes. The RICS chartered surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters for example, as well as gas associated fixtures e.g. chimney breasts or flues. External covers won't be taken off. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it can be fatal, should you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Lincolnshire based local firms include BG Property Services (Lincs) Ltd of Yew Tree Cottage, Side Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire Tel. 07970 479979 and Nigel Smith Plumbing & Heating of 11, Bowmans Way, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire Tel. 01949842145.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are obligated to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Grantham structures built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. 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.

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