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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kibworth

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kibworth

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Kibworth) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kibworth

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Kibworth property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Kibworth property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Kibworth Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create more problems? What potential issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

From Grey Dunhouse Sandstone to Portland Hard Blue Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built properties can vary greatly, with issues like delamination being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Kibworth builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note suspected asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Kibworth and noticed that there is a 27mm gap between the lounge wall and the door frame. What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In some older buildings cracks are revealed in warmer weather , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Kibworth. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the house, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Kibworth property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Kibworth property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Kibworth Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create more problems? What potential issues should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

From Grey Dunhouse Sandstone to Portland Hard Blue Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built properties can vary greatly, with issues like delamination being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.



Asbestos roof tiles

A Kibworth builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note suspected asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Kibworth and noticed that there is a 27mm gap between the lounge wall and the door frame. What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In some older buildings cracks are revealed in warmer weather , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Kibworth. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the house, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

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