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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Harton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harton

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Harton

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Harton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Harton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Harton property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when purchasing a house built in around 1750 in Harton? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Some purchasers hope to own a unique or characterful property. Older construction methods and materials, however, can create issues for homeowners. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Harton's conservation areas. Discuss this with the chartered surveyor for more detail.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems for Harton home? Can my Property Survey consider this?

Factors from mould to low-grade construction materials can cause problems for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to warped window frames in the drawing room. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence could be worth checking impacting the apartment. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials contract and draw in water.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Harton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Harton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Harton property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when purchasing a house built in around 1750 in Harton? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Some purchasers hope to own a unique or characterful property. Older construction methods and materials, however, can create issues for homeowners. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Harton's conservation areas. Discuss this with the chartered surveyor for more detail.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems for Harton home? Can my Property Survey consider this?

Factors from mould to low-grade construction materials can cause problems for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to warped window frames in the drawing room. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence could be worth checking impacting the apartment. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials contract and draw in water.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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