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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ilkeston

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ilkeston

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ilkeston) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ilkeston

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ilkeston and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ilkeston property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give comprehensive details of the Ilkeston property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Ilkeston Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I should be conscious of when buying a flat in Ilkeston in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Surveyors in Ilkeston need to possess knowledge of relevant local issues and any bearing they have with the building. Values is usually higher as a result of them being in good order. However many of them are falling into have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors are expected report whether the location looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by your solicitor. Out of

keeping extensions to the building will also be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Ilkeston house with Clipsham stone walls. Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Problems which impact stone-built Ilkeston property can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick advice for the Ilkeston house we're buying?

Brick conversions in Ilkeston will be affected by distinct issues, including frost damaged pointing and badly applied render. Your surveyor will mention these. A problem regularly identified is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Button & Ball Building Contractors Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01530 814004 or 4 Glebe View, Coalville, LE67 3NJ.

As an example, Dutch bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Ilkeston conversions. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ilkeston and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ilkeston property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give comprehensive details of the Ilkeston property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Ilkeston Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I should be conscious of when buying a flat in Ilkeston in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Surveyors in Ilkeston need to possess knowledge of relevant local issues and any bearing they have with the building. Values is usually higher as a result of them being in good order. However many of them are falling into have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors are expected report whether the location looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by your solicitor. Out of



keeping extensions to the building will also be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Ilkeston house with Clipsham stone walls. Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Problems which impact stone-built Ilkeston property can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick advice for the Ilkeston house we're buying?

Brick conversions in Ilkeston will be affected by distinct issues, including frost damaged pointing and badly applied render. Your surveyor will mention these. A problem regularly identified is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Button & Ball Building Contractors Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01530 814004 or 4 Glebe View, Coalville, LE67 3NJ.

As an example, Dutch bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Ilkeston conversions. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

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