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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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Which HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mulbarton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mulbarton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Mulbarton) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mulbarton

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Mulbarton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Mulbarton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Mulbarton property's general condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Mulbarton Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials including central heating flues. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Mulbarton Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. 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! During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in Mulbarton and saw cracks down the gable wall. What subsidence information does the Mulbarton property survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in newer buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a damaged drains will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Mulbarton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Mulbarton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Mulbarton property's general condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Mulbarton Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials including central heating flues. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Mulbarton Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. 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! During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in Mulbarton and saw cracks down the gable wall. What subsidence information does the Mulbarton property survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in newer buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a damaged drains will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

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