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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 building survey should I pick for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Newington

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Newington

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Newington) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Newington

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Newington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Newington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Newington property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Newington Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that damage to the parapet had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the roof will be checked?

This is a common concern for house purchasers. A large number of properties could unfortunately be experiencing damage to the roof, including. From the eaves to the ridge flashing, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Roof upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended,

so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence might be an issue. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be repaired without a great deal of stress. Often, homes in Newington are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider at the top than at the bottom. Inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor advise on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter where relevant, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance fireplaces. The fittings will not however be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Newington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Newington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Newington property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Newington Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that damage to the parapet had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the roof will be checked?

This is a common concern for house purchasers. A large number of properties could unfortunately be experiencing damage to the roof, including. From the eaves to the ridge flashing, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Roof upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended,



so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence might be an issue. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be repaired without a great deal of stress. Often, homes in Newington are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider at the top than at the bottom. Inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor advise on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter where relevant, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance fireplaces. The fittings will not however be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

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