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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hilsea

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hilsea

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hilsea) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hilsea

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Hilsea and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Hilsea property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Hilsea property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Hilsea House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could wet conditions have on a house? And could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rain can have on property in Hilsea is overlooked. For example, rusted iron elements indicate that the rainwater goods are damaged, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. In most cases, problems with drains are quite easy to remedy, if not neglected. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including cement sheet.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during a Hilsea building survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Hilsea builder has mentioned subsidence is a problem. What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Hilsea and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Hilsea property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Hilsea property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Hilsea House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could wet conditions have on a house? And could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rain can have on property in Hilsea is overlooked. For example, rusted iron elements indicate that the rainwater goods are damaged, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. In most cases, problems with drains are quite easy to remedy, if not neglected. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including cement sheet.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during a Hilsea building survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Hilsea builder has mentioned subsidence is a problem. What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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