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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 property survey is the correct choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lapworth

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lapworth

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Lapworth) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lapworth

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Lapworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Lapworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Lapworth property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Lapworth Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Lapworth. What should we look into during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by buyers in Lapworth who are aware that property could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof. From parapet walls to fascias, every element of the roof will be considered. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Lapworth, but it is a health and safety necessity. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Lapworth surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Lapworth chartered surveyor check for flooding?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can all result in extensive flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the residential surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the Riverside locations and roads between Leehamford and Meethe, including Brayford, Stags Head, Bray Bridge, Clapworthy, Meethe, the B3277 at Bray Bridge and the B3266 at Clapworthy, near Lapworth, at 06:55 on 24 Dec 2012.

*Accurate as of 04/01/2013

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Lapworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Lapworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Lapworth property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Lapworth Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Lapworth. What should we look into during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by buyers in Lapworth who are aware that property could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof. From parapet walls to fascias, every element of the roof will be considered. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Lapworth, but it is a health and safety necessity. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey investigate?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Lapworth surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Lapworth chartered surveyor check for flooding?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can all result in extensive flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the residential surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the Riverside locations and roads between Leehamford and Meethe, including Brayford, Stags Head, Bray Bridge, Clapworthy, Meethe, the B3277 at Bray Bridge and the B3266 at Clapworthy, near Lapworth, at 06:55 on 24 Dec 2012.

*Accurate as of 04/01/2013

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