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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 survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingsbridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingsbridge

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kingsbridge) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingsbridge

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Kingsbridge and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Kingsbridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Kingsbridge property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Kingsbridge House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence could be worth checking impacting the property. What subsidence issues does the Kingsbridge Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Underpinning could be the only option

in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we need to look into if buying a period property in Kingsbridge near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any connection may have with the property. Property values tends to be greater as a result of them being in good order. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors will report whether the building looks to be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the legal process. Out of keeping changes to the property may be reported but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this converted property is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? What impact do Kingsbridge environmental conditions have?

Brick-built conversions demonstrate several benefits, but they will also be subject to diverse problems. This could be anything from sulphate attack to frost damaged pointing. The RICS surveyor will mention these along with recommendations. One problem often found is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. F & R Brickwork at 16 Prince Of Wales Rd, Sutton, SM1 3PA should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 020 8641 1921.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Kingsbridge and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Kingsbridge property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Kingsbridge property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Kingsbridge House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence could be worth checking impacting the property. What subsidence issues does the Kingsbridge Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Underpinning could be the only option



in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we need to look into if buying a period property in Kingsbridge near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any connection may have with the property. Property values tends to be greater as a result of them being in good order. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors will report whether the building looks to be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the legal process. Out of keeping changes to the property may be reported but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this converted property is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? What impact do Kingsbridge environmental conditions have?

Brick-built conversions demonstrate several benefits, but they will also be subject to diverse problems. This could be anything from sulphate attack to frost damaged pointing. The RICS surveyor will mention these along with recommendations. One problem often found is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. F & R Brickwork at 16 Prince Of Wales Rd, Sutton, SM1 3PA should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 020 8641 1921.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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