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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rawdon

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rawdon

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rawdon) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rawdon

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Rawdon and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rawdon property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Rawdon property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Rawdon Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we consider downspouts? If there is work that needs to be done, will they be inconvenient to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is overlooked by buyers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in the Summer, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage are at risk include rotten wooden gutters. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses cause problems for the buyer? Are there specific matters to consider?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Rawdon are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In some older buildings cracks become apparent when temperatures rise which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials absorb water.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Rawdon and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rawdon property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Rawdon property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Rawdon Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we consider downspouts? If there is work that needs to be done, will they be inconvenient to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is overlooked by buyers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in the Summer, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage are at risk include rotten wooden gutters. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses cause problems for the buyer? Are there specific matters to consider?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Rawdon are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In some older buildings cracks become apparent when temperatures rise which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials absorb water.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

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