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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Poundbury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Poundbury

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Poundbury) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Poundbury

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Poundbury and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Poundbury property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Poundbury property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Poundbury Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence has been a problem. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor look into?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further

movement. 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. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example painted over ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in lagging. Technically all forms including white are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Poundbury survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will wet weather have on our new house?

Regular rainfall is common in Poundbury and across the country, but the effect which heavy rainfall has on homes is not given the attention it deserves. Signs that downspouts are at risk include a waterlogged garden. This can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Poundbury and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Poundbury property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Poundbury property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Poundbury Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence has been a problem. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor look into?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further



movement. 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. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example painted over ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in lagging. Technically all forms including white are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Poundbury survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will wet weather have on our new house?

Regular rainfall is common in Poundbury and across the country, but the effect which heavy rainfall has on homes is not given the attention it deserves. Signs that downspouts are at risk include a waterlogged garden. This can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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