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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Covent Garden

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Covent Garden

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in New Covent Garden) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Covent Garden

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in New Covent Garden and which would be cheaper?

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

If the New Covent Garden property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the New Covent Garden property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a New Covent Garden Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to consider downspouts? Are repairs going to be expensive?

I find it odd that heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a house are not considered. One indication that drainage systems are damaged is a waterlogged garden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in penetrating damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this New Covent Garden home is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

New Covent Garden property with brick walls can experience a number of issues, such as defective mortar. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with directions for remedy.

A defect often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cotterill G S, 6 Stanway Cl, Worcester, WR4 9XL on 01905 452096 for a quote for repair work.

For example, Flemish bond or Scottish bond are both used in New Covent Garden property. Consider renegotiating the price of the New Covent Garden property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a New Covent Garden house and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this?

There are more than a handful of issues associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a New Covent Garden property's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a New Covent Garden surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in New Covent Garden and which would be cheaper?

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

If the New Covent Garden property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the New Covent Garden property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a New Covent Garden Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to consider downspouts? Are repairs going to be expensive?

I find it odd that heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a house are not considered. One indication that drainage systems are damaged is a waterlogged garden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in penetrating damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this New Covent Garden home is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

New Covent Garden property with brick walls can experience a number of issues, such as defective mortar. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with directions for remedy.

A defect often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cotterill G S, 6 Stanway Cl, Worcester, WR4 9XL on 01905 452096 for a quote for repair work.

For example, Flemish bond or Scottish bond are both used in New Covent Garden property. Consider renegotiating the price of the New Covent Garden property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a New Covent Garden house and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will a HomeBuyer Report look into this?

There are more than a handful of issues associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a New Covent Garden property's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a New Covent Garden surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

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