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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mortimer

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mortimer

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Mortimer) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mortimer

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Mortimer and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer comprehensive details of the Mortimer property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Mortimer Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. One example would be lintels above doors that are sagging or missing. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should wet weather have on a house in Mortimer? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that this issue is overlooked by house purchasers. If you have only visited the house in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence information does the Mortimer property survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Most homes in Mortimer are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil. Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Mortimer and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer comprehensive details of the Mortimer property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Mortimer Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. One example would be lintels above doors that are sagging or missing. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should wet weather have on a house in Mortimer? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that this issue is overlooked by house purchasers. If you have only visited the house in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has mentioned subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence information does the Mortimer property survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Most homes in Mortimer are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil. Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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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