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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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Parkstone

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Parkstone

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Parkstone) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for non standard e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Parkstone

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Parkstone and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Parkstone property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Parkstone property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Parkstone House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Parkstone. What suggestions can a Parkstone property surveyor make?

Parkstone conversions with brick walls can suffer from various issues and defects. For example, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Moses A of Liverpool Ho/Hall St, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 2LE on 01978 842416.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like running, or stretcher, bond, to the rare, such sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Parkstone Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Buyers in Parkstone should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it best to choose a full structural survey prior to buying a converted period mansion maisonette in Parkstone?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. When buying an unusual home, for example an older house, Building Survey is now the best choice of home survey to get. After a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house, the surveyor's formal report is sent to the prospective buyer running through thorough and important details about the state of repair of the home. There are several no go areas with any residential survey to bear in mind because a chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Parkstone building e.g. undoing electrical fittings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Parkstone and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Parkstone property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Parkstone property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Parkstone House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Parkstone. What suggestions can a Parkstone property surveyor make?

Parkstone conversions with brick walls can suffer from various issues and defects. For example, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Moses A of Liverpool Ho/Hall St, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 2LE on 01978 842416.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like running, or stretcher, bond, to the rare, such sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Parkstone Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Buyers in Parkstone should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it best to choose a full structural survey prior to buying a converted period mansion maisonette in Parkstone?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. When buying an unusual home, for example an older house, Building Survey is now the best choice of home survey to get. After a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house, the surveyor's formal report is sent to the prospective buyer running through thorough and important details about the state of repair of the home. There are several no go areas with any residential survey to bear in mind because a chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Parkstone building e.g. undoing electrical fittings.

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