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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lymington

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lymington

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lymington) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lymington

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Lymington and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lymington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Lymington property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.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. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a Lymington HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of Condition rating 2 defects affecting 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

For a Lymington home, one example could be discolouration of an asphalt roof. Roof coverings, including flat and sloped roofs will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Lymington are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the property in question will need some work. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a converted barn. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many buyers would like to own property with real personality. For traditionally-built Lymington property, age, however, can worry purchasers, and Properties built using traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could make the final cost hard to predict.Mention this to your surveyor for further advice. As an example of Medieval building, 27 High Street in Lymington was constructed in around 1483.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Lymington and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lymington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Lymington property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.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. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a Lymington HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of Condition rating 2 defects affecting 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

For a Lymington home, one example could be discolouration of an asphalt roof. Roof coverings, including flat and sloped roofs will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Lymington are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the property in question will need some work. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a converted barn. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many buyers would like to own property with real personality. For traditionally-built Lymington property, age, however, can worry purchasers, and Properties built using traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could make the final cost hard to predict.Mention this to your surveyor for further advice. As an example of Medieval building, 27 High Street in Lymington was constructed in around 1483.

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