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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oxton

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oxton

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Oxton) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oxton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Oxton and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Oxton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Oxton property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Oxton Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I want to buy a house in Oxton, CH43. The vendor is asking £192, 130. What factors will surveyor evaluate in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There are a huge number of issues which could have a bearing on property values from the legality of extensions to whether there are any conservation area infringements. It may help to weigh up prices against the prices of house achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The average house price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £216, 530, which is £24, 400 more than the selling price and the flat/house average was £204, 573. 5, Birch Road, Prenton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH43 5UF a detached property sold for £315, 000 .

The best way for you to get a formal property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation by default. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A professional chartered surveyor will visit the building as well as allowing for the variety of location related influences affecting the value of property.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I am meaning to buy, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system - will the Oxton surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Oxton a surveyor will usually comment on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. A professional surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like verifying any external installations e.g. the garage or any water features. Looking at any evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Looking at any evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest an electrical check should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out). For local Oxton help from a qualified electrician - Craske Oliver Electrical Contractor Ltd , 11 Moor La, Copmanthorpe, York, YO23 3TJ .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Oxton might be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage. Many homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Oxton homes. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by plant life. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Oxton and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Oxton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Oxton property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Oxton Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I want to buy a house in Oxton, CH43. The vendor is asking £192, 130. What factors will surveyor evaluate in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There are a huge number of issues which could have a bearing on property values from the legality of extensions to whether there are any conservation area infringements. It may help to weigh up prices against the prices of house achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The average house price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £216, 530, which is £24, 400 more than the selling price and the flat/house average was £204, 573. 5, Birch Road, Prenton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH43 5UF a detached property sold for £315, 000 .

The best way for you to get a formal property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation by default. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A professional chartered surveyor will visit the building as well as allowing for the variety of location related influences affecting the value of property.



Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I am meaning to buy, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system - will the Oxton surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Oxton a surveyor will usually comment on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. A professional surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like verifying any external installations e.g. the garage or any water features. Looking at any evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Looking at any evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest an electrical check should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out). For local Oxton help from a qualified electrician - Craske Oliver Electrical Contractor Ltd , 11 Moor La, Copmanthorpe, York, YO23 3TJ .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Oxton might be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage. Many homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Oxton homes. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by plant life. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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