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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gurnard

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gurnard

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Gurnard) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gurnard

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Gurnard and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Gurnard property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Gurnard property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Gurnard Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't quite see the argument in spending a bit more on the full structural survey when investing in a extended terraced townhouse in Gurnard over a HomeBuyer Report?

Although conventionally described as Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike, they are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period Gurnard house made out of typical construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is the most appropriate choice in relation to the property described. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough site survey of any accessible parts of the house, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is sent to the purchaser summarising comprehensive and crucial professional advice concerning the state of repair of the house. There will be one or two no go areas with a property survey to bear in mind insofar as a local surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the of the Gurnard house e.g. removing secured panels.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence is a concern. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. On the inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Gurnard surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick chimney maintenance tips, can a Gurnard property surveyor help?

Brick-walled Gurnard structures can be subject to various issues and defects. These can include frost damage or sulphate attack. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with directions for remedy. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Contact Moss Barrett Construction Ltd for a repairs estimate at 01992 764488 or 7/Regent Gate/83 High St, Waltham Cross, EN8 7AF.

Brick-build property can be found across Gurnard, leading to a number of styles. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Gurnard and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Gurnard property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Gurnard property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Gurnard Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't quite see the argument in spending a bit more on the full structural survey when investing in a extended terraced townhouse in Gurnard over a HomeBuyer Report?

Although conventionally described as Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike, they are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period Gurnard house made out of typical construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is the most appropriate choice in relation to the property described. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough site survey of any accessible parts of the house, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is sent to the purchaser summarising comprehensive and crucial professional advice concerning the state of repair of the house. There will be one or two no go areas with a property survey to bear in mind insofar as a local surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the of the Gurnard house e.g. removing secured panels.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence is a concern. What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. On the inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Gurnard surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick chimney maintenance tips, can a Gurnard property surveyor help?

Brick-walled Gurnard structures can be subject to various issues and defects. These can include frost damage or sulphate attack. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with directions for remedy. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Contact Moss Barrett Construction Ltd for a repairs estimate at 01992 764488 or 7/Regent Gate/83 High St, Waltham Cross, EN8 7AF.

Brick-build property can be found across Gurnard, leading to a number of styles. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

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