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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Holyhead

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Holyhead

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Holyhead) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Holyhead

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Holyhead and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Holyhead property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Holyhead property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Holyhead House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Building Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Holyhead and spotted that the bathroom door frame was skewed, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement generally happens in more modern buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. The builder will likely return to a new building after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this Holyhead property is in poor condition - what should we do? Does brick decay faster in Holyhead weather?

Brick-walled Holyhead residential property can experience considerable issues, ranging from signs of movement to inadequate damp-proofing. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Gedling Brick & Stone should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07809 615155 or 22 Kappler Cl, Netherfield, Nottingham, NG4 2PT.

Holyhead home purchasers may need to consider that good selection of methods and styles are found in many homes built in this country. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Holyhead and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Holyhead property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Holyhead property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Holyhead House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Building Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. Specific issues include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Holyhead and spotted that the bathroom door frame was skewed, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement generally happens in more modern buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. The builder will likely return to a new building after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this Holyhead property is in poor condition - what should we do? Does brick decay faster in Holyhead weather?

Brick-walled Holyhead residential property can experience considerable issues, ranging from signs of movement to inadequate damp-proofing. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. Gedling Brick & Stone should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07809 615155 or 22 Kappler Cl, Netherfield, Nottingham, NG4 2PT.

Holyhead home purchasers may need to consider that good selection of methods and styles are found in many homes built in this country. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.

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