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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Malton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Malton

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Malton) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Malton

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Malton and which one would be cheaper?

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

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

If you intend to make an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Malton property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Malton Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in Malton and noticed that the lounge door frame was skewed. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large

concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in the old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof will be looked into for the survey?

Residences in Malton in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. From dormers to ridge flashing, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a property in Malton. Will the Home Survey look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Malton surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Malton and which one would be cheaper?

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

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

If you intend to make an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Malton property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Malton Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in Malton and noticed that the lounge door frame was skewed. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large



concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in the old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof will be looked into for the survey?

Residences in Malton in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. From dormers to ridge flashing, the roof structure as a whole should be reported on. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a property in Malton. Will the Home Survey look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Malton surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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