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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 Survey is the correct choice for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Llanmartin

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Llanmartin

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Llanmartin) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Llanmartin

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Llanmartin and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Llanmartin property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Llanmartin property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Llanmartin Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Llanmartin, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Llanmartin Property Survey to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor

if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond maintenance tips - can a property surveyor in Llanmartin assist?

Brick-built apartments demonstrate several benefits, but they will also experience considerable issues, including crypto-florescence and badly applied render. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report. One serious matter is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Meadows R, 17 Windsor Gdns, Wickford, SS11 7BP on 07870 628273 for a quote for repair work.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building have been used for centuries. For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Conservatory

For the Llanmartin HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but this may not be urgent. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

A fairly common example may be the paint or staining which is needed for the skirting of a conservatory. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Llanmartin and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Llanmartin property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Llanmartin property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Llanmartin Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Llanmartin, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Llanmartin Property Survey to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor



if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond maintenance tips - can a property surveyor in Llanmartin assist?

Brick-built apartments demonstrate several benefits, but they will also experience considerable issues, including crypto-florescence and badly applied render. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report. One serious matter is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Meadows R, 17 Windsor Gdns, Wickford, SS11 7BP on 07870 628273 for a quote for repair work.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building have been used for centuries. For example, Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Conservatory

For the Llanmartin HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but this may not be urgent. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

A fairly common example may be the paint or staining which is needed for the skirting of a conservatory. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report.

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