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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 Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Maltby

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maltby

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Maltby) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maltby

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Maltby and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Maltby property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Maltby property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Maltby Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Maltby will include a professional valuation and also a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To estimate the property's value your chartered surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and draw upon key assumptions like there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors will disregard certain things like sales incentives. The valuation also assumes that there aren't any significant legal issues for example planning permissions being in order. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Further area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental issues like Maltby planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence might be a concern. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Maltby property survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Maltby and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In general, homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Defective door frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect can a Condition rating 2 have on 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

Quite a common example is blocked drainage holes. All doors leading outside are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report.

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Maltby and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Maltby property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Maltby property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Maltby Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Maltby will include a professional valuation and also a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To estimate the property's value your chartered surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and draw upon key assumptions like there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors will disregard certain things like sales incentives. The valuation also assumes that there aren't any significant legal issues for example planning permissions being in order. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Further area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental issues like Maltby planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence might be a concern. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Maltby property survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Maltby and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In general, homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Defective door frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect can a Condition rating 2 have on 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

Quite a common example is blocked drainage holes. All doors leading outside are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report.

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

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