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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Cave

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North Cave

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in North Cave) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Cave

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in North Cave and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the North Cave property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the North Cave property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant North Cave Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the period property I am meaning to buy I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in North Cave go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Homebuyer Report in North Cave the home surveyor should report on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. This will include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of exposed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. .

Examining the evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in North Cave.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Will a North Cave Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a North Cave home's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in North Cave, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 14mm gap between the living room wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Many homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, due to the fact that the usual signs could comfortably be caused by other factors. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in North Cave and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the North Cave property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the North Cave property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant North Cave Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the period property I am meaning to buy I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in North Cave go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Homebuyer Report in North Cave the home surveyor should report on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. This will include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of exposed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to potential areas for concern such as examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. .

Examining the evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in North Cave.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be a source of difficulty? Will a North Cave Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a North Cave home's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in North Cave, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 14mm gap between the living room wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Many homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, due to the fact that the usual signs could comfortably be caused by other factors. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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