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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lytham

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lytham

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Lytham) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard , for example granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lytham

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Lytham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lytham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Lytham property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Lytham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause problems? Will your Lytham House Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with subsidence being a common example. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to warped window frames in the bathroom.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick advice, can a property surveyor in Lytham help?

Brick-built Lytham residences demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a number of issues. This could be anything from crumbling mortar to inadequate damp-proofing. Your chartered surveyor will cover these in his report. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Green Steve may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Lilac Cottage/Fryern Ct Rd, Burgate, Fordingbridge, SP6 1LZ or 07944 572460.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a conversion built Beer stone. What should we be particularly aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Purchasers in Lytham should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Problems which impact stone-built buildings can vary greatly, with issues like weathered stone being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Lytham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lytham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Lytham property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Lytham Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause problems? Will your Lytham House Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with subsidence being a common example. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to warped window frames in the bathroom.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick advice, can a property surveyor in Lytham help?

Brick-built Lytham residences demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a number of issues. This could be anything from crumbling mortar to inadequate damp-proofing. Your chartered surveyor will cover these in his report. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Green Steve may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Lilac Cottage/Fryern Ct Rd, Burgate, Fordingbridge, SP6 1LZ or 07944 572460.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a conversion built Beer stone. What should we be particularly aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Purchasers in Lytham should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Problems which impact stone-built buildings can vary greatly, with issues like weathered stone being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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