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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Littleover

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Littleover

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Littleover) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Littleover

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Littleover and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Littleover property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Littleover property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Littleover House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Littleover subsidence might be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey look into?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be rectified.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It is vital to arrest any further movement,

or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet conditions have on our new home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Littleover, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on Littleover buildings is often overlooked. One indication that drainage systems are at risk is leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

Luckily, drainage problems are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply, unless they are not unblocked on a regular basis. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a flat next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including hazardous refuse. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals .

Building Surveys and valuations in Littleover will consider structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Derby Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Littleover and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Littleover property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Littleover property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Littleover House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Littleover subsidence might be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey look into?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be rectified.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It is vital to arrest any further movement,



or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet conditions have on our new home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Littleover, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on Littleover buildings is often overlooked. One indication that drainage systems are at risk is leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

Luckily, drainage problems are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply, unless they are not unblocked on a regular basis. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a flat next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including hazardous refuse. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals .

Building Surveys and valuations in Littleover will consider structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Derby Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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