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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 building survey is the correct choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Robin Hoods Bay

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property made of standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Robin Hoods Bay

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Robin Hoods Bay) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional e.g. mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Robin Hoods Bay

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Robin Hoods Bay and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Robin Hoods Bay property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Robin Hoods Bay property's condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Robin Hoods Bay House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Robin Hoods Bay subsidence may be a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Many homes in Robin Hoods Bay are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes constructed with stone create issues for owners? What should we be particularly aware of?

From Dukes Gritstone to Hall Dale Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delaminated or cracked paintwork. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Robin Hoods Bay, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Robin Hoods Bay house or flat in question will need some work. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however.

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Cracks to non-structural walls is an example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Robin Hoods Bay and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Robin Hoods Bay property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Robin Hoods Bay property's condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Robin Hoods Bay House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Robin Hoods Bay subsidence may be a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Many homes in Robin Hoods Bay are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes constructed with stone create issues for owners? What should we be particularly aware of?

From Dukes Gritstone to Hall Dale Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delaminated or cracked paintwork. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Robin Hoods Bay, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Robin Hoods Bay house or flat in question will need some work. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however.

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Cracks to non-structural walls is an example.

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