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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hazel Grove

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hazel Grove

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hazel Grove) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option for unconventional such as thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hazel Grove

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Hazel Grove and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Hazel Grove property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Hazel Grove property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Hazel Grove Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Edwardian terrace is badly worn - what should we do? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built Hazel Grove houses do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be affected by numerous defects, such as erosion. Your house surveyor will mention these along with recommendations. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Gray Danny may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 28 Hill Brow, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4AW or 01622 730807.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building can be found across Hazel Grove. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new house within a few months in order to make repairs.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered home in Hazel Grove which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is very grand in appearance and is found on Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped water resulting in problems with damp.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include attack from sulphates absorbed from bricks. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Hazel Grove and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Hazel Grove property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Hazel Grove property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Hazel Grove Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Edwardian terrace is badly worn - what should we do? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built Hazel Grove houses do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be affected by numerous defects, such as erosion. Your house surveyor will mention these along with recommendations. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Gray Danny may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 28 Hill Brow, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4AW or 01622 730807.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building can be found across Hazel Grove. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new house within a few months in order to make repairs.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered home in Hazel Grove which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is very grand in appearance and is found on Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped water resulting in problems with damp.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include attack from sulphates absorbed from bricks. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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