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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 building survey is the right choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Quorn

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Quorn

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Quorn) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional such as mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Quorn

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Quorn and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Quorn property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Quorn property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Quorn Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos boards around windows at the building. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. ironing boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire blankets. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will mention suspected asbestos and will offer advice.

Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor look out for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Quorn that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Usually it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is highly attractive and is/was was often applied to Regency buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Quorn Home Buyers Suveys frequently detail defects such as horizontal cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems could be when dampness gets in under windows which causes large areas of detachment. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as renderers are getting rarer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Does a Quorn Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Quorn buyers. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as separation of the skirting board from the floor. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Quorn and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Quorn property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Quorn property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Quorn Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos boards around windows at the building. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. ironing boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire blankets. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will mention suspected asbestos and will offer advice.



Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor look out for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Quorn that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is just a specific type of render. Usually it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is highly attractive and is/was was often applied to Regency buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Quorn Home Buyers Suveys frequently detail defects such as horizontal cracking revealing the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems could be when dampness gets in under windows which causes large areas of detachment. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as renderers are getting rarer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Does a Quorn Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Quorn buyers. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as separation of the skirting board from the floor. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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