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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hambleton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hambleton

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hambleton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hambleton

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Hambleton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hambleton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Hambleton property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hambleton Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Hambleton House Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Specific issues include soil movement. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hambleton home's foundations, forcing them inward. A Hambleton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to buy a residence in Hambleton, does the surveyor inquire into indications of flooding, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Hambleton and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the Properties along Riverside Drive (and a Caravan Park), Kiln Lane and Wardley's Lane in Hambleton and Briskhouse land south of Cold Row., near Hambleton, to 'No warnings' at 10:25 on 18/12/12.

*Data correct 04/01/13

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1960-built home in Hambleton and saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the basement. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the property survey look into?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be corrected. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub. This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Hambleton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hambleton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Hambleton property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hambleton Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Hambleton House Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Specific issues include soil movement. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hambleton home's foundations, forcing them inward. A Hambleton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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.



Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to buy a residence in Hambleton, does the surveyor inquire into indications of flooding, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Hambleton and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the Properties along Riverside Drive (and a Caravan Park), Kiln Lane and Wardley's Lane in Hambleton and Briskhouse land south of Cold Row., near Hambleton, to 'No warnings' at 10:25 on 18/12/12.

*Data correct 04/01/13

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1960-built home in Hambleton and saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the basement. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the property survey look into?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be corrected. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub. This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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