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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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What Home Survey should I choose for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Preston Park

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Preston Park

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Preston Park) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this option for non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Preston Park

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Preston Park property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Preston Park property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Preston Park Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Preston Park house built in the mid 50s, but it has clay foundations. Can my Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Preston Park can have unwanted consequences. Specific issues include soil swelling. In Preston Park's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, separation of the skirting board from the floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Patches of sodden 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example ceiling boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in boilers. .

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Preston Park survey. They will mention possible asbestos during the Preston Park survey and should inform you of the options.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that windows in the dining room did not line up when we last viewed the property. What subsidence issues does the Preston Park Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Preston Park and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In some older buildings cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

In clay soil regions, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the building's structure and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. 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 Preston Park surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Preston Park property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Preston Park property's condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Preston Park Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Preston Park house built in the mid 50s, but it has clay foundations. Can my Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Preston Park can have unwanted consequences. Specific issues include soil swelling. In Preston Park's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, separation of the skirting board from the floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Patches of sodden 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.



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example ceiling boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in boilers. .

All forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Preston Park survey. They will mention possible asbestos during the Preston Park survey and should inform you of the options.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that windows in the dining room did not line up when we last viewed the property. What subsidence issues does the Preston Park Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Preston Park and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In some older buildings cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

In clay soil regions, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the building's structure and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. 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 Preston Park surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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