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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mountsorrel

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mountsorrel

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Mountsorrel) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mountsorrel

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Mountsorrel and which is cheaper?

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

If the Mountsorrel property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Mountsorrel property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Mountsorrel Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be bugs at the house in Mountsorrel we're buying, but we are not certain. How do we investigate further?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for vermin may include use of insecticides and removal of infected furniture.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Does the Mountsorrel HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the period property we are intending to buy it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will the Mountsorrel surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Mountsorrel Home Survey your surveyor will make a note on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsafe condition. The RICS surveyor is required to potential areas for concern such as checking the outside installations such as outhouses with power.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should be part of the survey in Mountsorrel. Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection need be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Mountsorrel and which is cheaper?

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

If the Mountsorrel property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Mountsorrel property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Mountsorrel Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be bugs at the house in Mountsorrel we're buying, but we are not certain. How do we investigate further?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for vermin may include use of insecticides and removal of infected furniture.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What consequence does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Does the Mountsorrel HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the period property we are intending to buy it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will the Mountsorrel surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Mountsorrel Home Survey your surveyor will make a note on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsafe condition. The RICS surveyor is required to potential areas for concern such as checking the outside installations such as outhouses with power.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should be part of the survey in Mountsorrel. Looking at any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection need be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

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