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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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What Survey should I pick for my planned house purchase in Hagley?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hagley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hagley

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hagley) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hagley

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hagley and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Hagley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Hagley property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Hagley Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with wet rot - Which issues relating to the structure's roof will be checked?

This often causes anxiety for Hagley buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Hagley could feature bowing beams, among a range of other roofing issues. From purlins to collar beams, all aspects of the roof should be reported on. The surveyors in Hagley could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like re-covering asphalt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Speak to Roofing Construction Ltd of 122 High St, Lye, Stourbridge, DY9 8NF on 01384 423586 for details.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be set right without a great deal of stress. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there could be brown asbestos Artex affecting the home. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. pipe insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in paper lining.

All forms are deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hagley and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Hagley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Hagley property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Hagley Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with wet rot - Which issues relating to the structure's roof will be checked?

This often causes anxiety for Hagley buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Hagley could feature bowing beams, among a range of other roofing issues. From purlins to collar beams, all aspects of the roof should be reported on. The surveyors in Hagley could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like re-covering asphalt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Speak to Roofing Construction Ltd of 122 High St, Lye, Stourbridge, DY9 8NF on 01384 423586 for details.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be set right without a great deal of stress. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there could be brown asbestos Artex affecting the home. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. pipe insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in paper lining.

All forms are deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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