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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mildmay

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mildmay

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Mildmay) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mildmay

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Mildmay and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Mildmay property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Mildmay property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Mildmay Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a Mildmay property built Bath stone. Are there specific problems to bear in mind?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

A fairly common example may be rot and insect damage to conservatory joists. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside should also be reported on.

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Mildmay and saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey inspect?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Mildmay and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Mildmay property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Mildmay property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Mildmay Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a Mildmay property built Bath stone. Are there specific problems to bear in mind?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.



Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

A fairly common example may be rot and insect damage to conservatory joists. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside should also be reported on.

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Mildmay and saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey inspect?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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