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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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Which Home Survey do I need for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingsley

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingsley

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kingsley) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingsley

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Kingsley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Kingsley property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kingsley property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Kingsley Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the living room door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Kingsley Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. 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 decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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

What recommendations will a Kingsley surveyor make for a home with handmade bricks?

Brick-built Kingsley homes do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also suffer from diverse problems. This could be anything from spalling to inadequate damp-proofing. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. All Types Of Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01727 856327 or 30 Beechwood Av, St. Albans, AL1 4YA.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. Consider renegotiating the price of the Kingsley property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be powdery asbestos wallpaper in the house. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a harmful material. Some types may be in building materials including garage roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs.

All forms including Chrysotile are deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken never to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Kingsley home survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Kingsley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Kingsley property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kingsley property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Kingsley Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that the living room door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Kingsley Surveyor reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. 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 decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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

What recommendations will a Kingsley surveyor make for a home with handmade bricks?

Brick-built Kingsley homes do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also suffer from diverse problems. This could be anything from spalling to inadequate damp-proofing. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. All Types Of Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01727 856327 or 30 Beechwood Av, St. Albans, AL1 4YA.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. Consider renegotiating the price of the Kingsley property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be powdery asbestos wallpaper in the house. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a harmful material. Some types may be in building materials including garage roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs.

All forms including Chrysotile are deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken never to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Kingsley home survey. Surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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