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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Noak Hill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Noak Hill

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Noak Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Noak Hill

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Noak Hill and which is cheaper?

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

If the Noak Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Noak Hill property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Noak Hill property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Noak Hill Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

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

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. In Noak Hill's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Noak Hill property's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there might be asbestos pipe lagging in existence at the house. Why would there be asbestos and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Technically all forms (including white) are deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, on no account to break it. Professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Noak Hill surveyor should note suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Noak Hill Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated house in Noak Hill which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Noak Hill Building Surveys frequently detail any number of problems for instance horizontal hairline cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when dampness enters below flashings that causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Noak Hill and which is cheaper?

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

If the Noak Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Noak Hill property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Noak Hill property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Noak Hill Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

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

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. In Noak Hill's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Noak Hill property's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.



Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there might be asbestos pipe lagging in existence at the house. Why would there be asbestos and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Technically all forms (including white) are deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, on no account to break it. Professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Noak Hill surveyor should note suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Noak Hill Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated house in Noak Hill which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco render is applied to red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Noak Hill Building Surveys frequently detail any number of problems for instance horizontal hairline cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when dampness enters below flashings that causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

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