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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Penkridge

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Penkridge

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Penkridge) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for non standard property such as mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Penkridge

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Penkridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Penkridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Penkridge property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Penkridge property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Penkridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent said subsidence may be a problem affecting the apartment. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence information does the Penkridge Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in newly constructed houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. 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.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with

steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a Penkridge Building Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and soil movement being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Penkridge surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damaged Render

What defects will your RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Penkridge that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is dense solid render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is highly attractive and is/was found on Victorian and Georgian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Penkridge surveyors frequently highlight issues such as lateral visible cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when dampness gets in under DPCs that causes the render detaching. Re-covering problems can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Penkridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Penkridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Penkridge property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Penkridge property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Penkridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent said subsidence may be a problem affecting the apartment. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence information does the Penkridge Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in newly constructed houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. 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.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with



steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a Penkridge Building Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and soil movement being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Penkridge surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damaged Render

What defects will your RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Penkridge that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is dense solid render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is highly attractive and is/was found on Victorian and Georgian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Penkridge surveyors frequently highlight issues such as lateral visible cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when dampness gets in under DPCs that causes the render detaching. Re-covering problems can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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