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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pencader

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pencader

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Pencader) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pencader

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Pencader and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Pencader property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Pencader property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Pencader Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that the had been a problem with leaks in the roof. What aspects of the roof of the home will be checked?

Property in and around Pencader in good condition could feature damage to the roof, including. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to dormers. Your RICS surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Repairs 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 Pencader builder can provide an estimate.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1750 in Pencader? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many purchasers would like to own a home with character. For houses in Pencader built before the 20th Century, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Pencader property featuring traditional methods can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Pencader surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Pencader and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Pencader property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Pencader property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Pencader Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that the had been a problem with leaks in the roof. What aspects of the roof of the home will be checked?

Property in and around Pencader in good condition could feature damage to the roof, including. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to dormers. Your RICS surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Repairs 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 Pencader builder can provide an estimate.



Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1750 in Pencader? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many purchasers would like to own a home with character. For houses in Pencader built before the 20th Century, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Pencader property featuring traditional methods can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Pencader surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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