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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Roker

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Roker

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Roker) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Roker

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Roker and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Roker property is an apartment, or is a period property, 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 works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Roker property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Roker House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has suggested subsidence may be an issue. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Roker property survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In some older homes cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from

a home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of asbestos boilers concealed in the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms are potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a one fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately. Professional removal of asbestos may be expensive must always be conducted by professionals. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Roker home survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Roker, what warnings would a Roker property surveyor give for buildings constructed with handmade bricks?

Brick-constructed property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also show signs of distinct issues. For instance, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and should be taken very seriously. Williamson A D may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 137 Avondale Rd, Stockport, SK3 0WD or 0161-374 9011.

Brick-build property can be found across Roker, leading to a broad range of techniques. Consider renegotiating the price of the Roker property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Roker and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Roker property is an apartment, or is a period property, 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 works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Roker property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Roker House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has suggested subsidence may be an issue. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Roker property survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In some older homes cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from



a home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of asbestos boilers concealed in the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms are potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a one fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately. Professional removal of asbestos may be expensive must always be conducted by professionals. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Roker home survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Roker, what warnings would a Roker property surveyor give for buildings constructed with handmade bricks?

Brick-constructed property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also show signs of distinct issues. For instance, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and should be taken very seriously. Williamson A D may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 137 Avondale Rd, Stockport, SK3 0WD or 0161-374 9011.

Brick-build property can be found across Roker, leading to a broad range of techniques. Consider renegotiating the price of the Roker property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

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