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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Holsworthy

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Holsworthy

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Holsworthy) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional , for example stone slab roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Holsworthy

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Holsworthy and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Holsworthy property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Holsworthy property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Holsworthy House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it best to opt for a full structural survey prior to purchasing a neglected period converted flat in Holsworthy?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a mid century or later unmodified Holsworthy property of normal construction materials. A Building Survey is the most advisable one to go for in relation to the flat described. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive inspection of the inside and outside of the flat, the chartered surveyors report will be posted and emailed to the prospective buyer going through thorough and crucial insight on the construction of the flat.

There are certain caveats exist with a Building Survey as the surveyor is not authorised open up the fabric of the property or assess heating installations. Also flats involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and the surveyor will only go over the area within identifiable boundary of the flat, the surveyor may also outline information about other parts like commonly accessible roof spaces. For a table containing a survey comparison please read here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Holsworthy and noticed wall cracks in the garage. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Holsworthy. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Holsworthy Holsworthy surveyor check indications of flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of residents in Holsworthy and across the country, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Holsworthy area likely to affect the home also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Holsworthy and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Holsworthy property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Holsworthy property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Holsworthy House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it best to opt for a full structural survey prior to purchasing a neglected period converted flat in Holsworthy?

The Full Structural Survey was recently renamed as a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a mid century or later unmodified Holsworthy property of normal construction materials. A Building Survey is the most advisable one to go for in relation to the flat described. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive inspection of the inside and outside of the flat, the chartered surveyors report will be posted and emailed to the prospective buyer going through thorough and crucial insight on the construction of the flat.

There are certain caveats exist with a Building Survey as the surveyor is not authorised open up the fabric of the property or assess heating installations. Also flats involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and the surveyor will only go over the area within identifiable boundary of the flat, the surveyor may also outline information about other parts like commonly accessible roof spaces. For a table containing a survey comparison please read here.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Holsworthy and noticed wall cracks in the garage. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Holsworthy. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Holsworthy Holsworthy surveyor check indications of flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of residents in Holsworthy and across the country, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Holsworthy area likely to affect the home also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

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