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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 potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hermitage

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hermitage

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hermitage) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for unconventional , for example stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hermitage

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hermitage and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Hermitage property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Hermitage property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Hermitage Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Hermitage has been worth checking. What solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural

elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as roof tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters.

All forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move it and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on suspected asbestos during the Hermitage survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a property proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including domestic waste. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include methane gas generation. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as West Berkshire Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hermitage and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Hermitage property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Hermitage property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Hermitage Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Hermitage has been worth checking. What solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural



elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as roof tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters.

All forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move it and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on suspected asbestos during the Hermitage survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a property proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including domestic waste. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include methane gas generation. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as West Berkshire Local Authority and advise you .

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