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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Maxton

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maxton

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Maxton) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maxton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Maxton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Maxton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Maxton property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Maxton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Maxton property we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a surveyor?

Maxton purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and affect the health of residents. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies to vermin can include use of poison or removal of infected furniture. If you believe ants, or any pest, may be present, request that your Maxton surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Maxton property built in the early 80s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Maxton Building Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Maxton buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with cracked supports, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This often causes anxiety for Maxton home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Maxton may be exposed to roofing woes. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of re-covering asphalt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a builder from the area a quote for any suggested work. Speak to Redmond G of 1 Saddlers Gate, Strathaven, ML10 6US on 07734 920014 for details.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Maxton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Maxton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Maxton property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Maxton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Maxton property we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a surveyor?

Maxton purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and affect the health of residents. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies to vermin can include use of poison or removal of infected furniture. If you believe ants, or any pest, may be present, request that your Maxton surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Maxton property built in the early 80s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Maxton Building Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Maxton buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with cracked supports, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This often causes anxiety for Maxton home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Maxton may be exposed to roofing woes. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of re-covering asphalt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a builder from the area a quote for any suggested work. Speak to Redmond G of 1 Saddlers Gate, Strathaven, ML10 6US on 07734 920014 for details.

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