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Property
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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Melton Constable

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Melton Constable

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Melton Constable) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for unconventional such as stone wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Melton Constable

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Melton Constable and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Melton Constable property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Melton Constable property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Melton Constable Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Melton Constable property and am worried about the implications of clay soil. Does the Melton Constable Property Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Melton Constable home. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Melton Constable home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Melton Constable surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. New buildings in Melton Constable and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks to a cellar are a clear clue of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Deteriorated timber

In a Melton Constable HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Fascias, soffits and eaves will be covered. Loose wood sidings is an example.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Melton Constable and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Melton Constable property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Melton Constable property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Melton Constable Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Melton Constable property and am worried about the implications of clay soil. Does the Melton Constable Property Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Melton Constable home. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Melton Constable home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Melton Constable surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. New buildings in Melton Constable and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks to a cellar are a clear clue of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Deteriorated timber

In a Melton Constable HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Fascias, soffits and eaves will be covered. Loose wood sidings is an example.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

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