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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Haslington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Haslington

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Haslington) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Haslington

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Haslington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Haslington property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Haslington property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Haslington Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Haslington. Is there a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey look for signs of flooding, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record; sensible owners and purchasers in Haslington are right to consider precautions.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The chartered surveyor may ask the seller if the Haslington home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a house in Haslington. What does the property surveyor look into during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by house purchasers who are aware that property can be hiding serious issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. trusses. Factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as loft insulation) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A builder in Haslington with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Haslington builder mentioned subsidence may be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a plasterwork, due to settlement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Haslington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Haslington property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Haslington property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Haslington Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Haslington. Is there a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey look for signs of flooding, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record; sensible owners and purchasers in Haslington are right to consider precautions.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The chartered surveyor may ask the seller if the Haslington home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a house in Haslington. What does the property surveyor look into during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by house purchasers who are aware that property can be hiding serious issues with the roof like. Every element should be checked, e.g. trusses. Factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as loft insulation) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A builder in Haslington with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Haslington builder mentioned subsidence may be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a plasterwork, due to settlement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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