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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 survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Maida Hill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maida Hill

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Maida Hill) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maida Hill

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Maida Hill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Maida Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Maida Hill property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Maida Hill Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1973-built property in Maida Hill and saw the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence information does the Maida Hill home survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials for example patching compounds. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break it and expert advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. They will mention possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Maida Hill house will have an impact. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to soil movement, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to a hard-to-open bathroom door. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Maida Hill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Maida Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Maida Hill property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Maida Hill Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1973-built property in Maida Hill and saw the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence information does the Maida Hill home survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.



Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials for example patching compounds. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break it and expert advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. They will mention possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Maida Hill house will have an impact. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to soil movement, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to a hard-to-open bathroom door. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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