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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Netherley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Netherley

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Netherley) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Netherley

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Netherley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

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

If you are planning to make significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Netherley property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Netherley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

Factors from rising damp to groundwater flooding can cause major repair bills for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. 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. 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! There is a real benefit in booking a Netherley surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar

with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. Why would there be asbestos and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example soffit boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms including white are deadly and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken however, never to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay. You should never try to remove it yourself. Netherley Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about pests affecting some homes. Should we get a house surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Netherley house may not be raised during the conveyancing. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of poison or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Netherley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

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

If you are planning to make significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Netherley property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Netherley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

Factors from rising damp to groundwater flooding can cause major repair bills for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. 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. 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! There is a real benefit in booking a Netherley surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar



with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. Why would there be asbestos and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example soffit boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms including white are deadly and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken however, never to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay. You should never try to remove it yourself. Netherley Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about pests affecting some homes. Should we get a house surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Netherley house may not be raised during the conveyancing. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of poison or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

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