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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kirby Muxloe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirby Muxloe

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kirby Muxloe) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirby Muxloe

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Kirby Muxloe and which is cheaper?

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

If the Kirby Muxloe property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works on the Kirby Muxloe property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Kirby Muxloe property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Kirby Muxloe Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Kirby Muxloe , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the property surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many residential properties will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as dry rot. From slates to valley gutters, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Kirby Muxloe, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller mentioned subsidence has been worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. In some older houses cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including inert waste. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include complex organic chemicals .

Kirby Muxloe surveyors will find any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Blaby Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Kirby Muxloe and which is cheaper?

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

If the Kirby Muxloe property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works on the Kirby Muxloe property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Kirby Muxloe property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Kirby Muxloe Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Kirby Muxloe , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the property surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Many residential properties will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as dry rot. From slates to valley gutters, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Kirby Muxloe, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller mentioned subsidence has been worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. In some older houses cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when purchasing a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including inert waste. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include complex organic chemicals .

Kirby Muxloe surveyors will find any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Blaby Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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