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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 Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ironbridge

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ironbridge

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ironbridge) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard property such as granite wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ironbridge

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ironbridge and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ironbridge property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Ironbridge property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Ironbridge Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Ironbridge surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Ironbridge property will contain a valuation in addition to a "reinstatement cost". To fully consider the property's value the valuer will take into account local Ironbridge market factors and other factors about the property e.g. general condition.

Surveyors also evaluate materials used and will draw upon other assumptions like the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will be assumed that there are no major legal problems for example building regulations having been complied. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Ironbridge conjectures, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Ironbridge

environmental problems like local Ironbridge industrial considerations, also being considered.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our home surveyor investigate water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Ironbridge home or on adjacent sites. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

In the region of Ironbridge, the River Severn at Ironbridge and Jackfield including Coalport status at 19:45 on 03 Jan 2013 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has suggested subsidence is a concern. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does happen in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, straining the foundations of the home and which causes subsidence. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ironbridge and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ironbridge property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Ironbridge property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Ironbridge Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Ironbridge surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Ironbridge property will contain a valuation in addition to a "reinstatement cost". To fully consider the property's value the valuer will take into account local Ironbridge market factors and other factors about the property e.g. general condition.

Surveyors also evaluate materials used and will draw upon other assumptions like the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will be assumed that there are no major legal problems for example building regulations having been complied. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Ironbridge conjectures, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Ironbridge



environmental problems like local Ironbridge industrial considerations, also being considered.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our home surveyor investigate water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Ironbridge home or on adjacent sites. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

In the region of Ironbridge, the River Severn at Ironbridge and Jackfield including Coalport status at 19:45 on 03 Jan 2013 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has suggested subsidence is a concern. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does happen in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, straining the foundations of the home and which causes subsidence. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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