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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Romney

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Romney

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in New Romney) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Romney

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in New Romney and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the New Romney property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the New Romney property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant New Romney House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this converted apartment is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built New Romney properties demonstrate several benefits over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also suffer from numerous defects. These can include weathering or spalling. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with feedback. One problem often found is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Marley Construction Ltd, 101 Victory St, Plymouth, PL2 2DA on 07979 655018 for a quote for repair work.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in New Romney, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in New Romney and spotted cracks along one external wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey review?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to New Romney homes. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in New Romney and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the New Romney property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the New Romney property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant New Romney House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this converted apartment is in poor condition. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built New Romney properties demonstrate several benefits over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also suffer from numerous defects. These can include weathering or spalling. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with feedback. One problem often found is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Marley Construction Ltd, 101 Victory St, Plymouth, PL2 2DA on 07979 655018 for a quote for repair work.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in New Romney, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in New Romney and spotted cracks along one external wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey review?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to New Romney homes. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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