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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rotherham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rotherham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Rotherham) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rotherham

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rotherham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Rotherham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Rotherham property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Rotherham Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Rotherham. What aspects of the loft will be looked into for the survey?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. A large number of properties can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof, for example, bad drainage. From collar ties to dormers, the whole roof should be reported on. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding

be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a stucco Victorian semi detached home in Rotherham which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a form of render. Usually it is applied to brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is very appealing and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. It can have lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Rotherham surveyors frequently discover defects such as trapped water leading to problems with damp requiring costly repairs. Other issues might involve attack from sulphates derived from wet bricks. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

For advice on render repair contact Lloyd Clough & Sons, 1, Sumner Road, Rotherham, S65 1LJ Tel. 0870 7777508

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Rotherham?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rainfall can have on a house is not given enough thought. If you have only visited the new home in on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. This can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to repair, if identified early. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rotherham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Rotherham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Rotherham property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Rotherham Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Rotherham. What aspects of the loft will be looked into for the survey?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. A large number of properties can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof, for example, bad drainage. From collar ties to dormers, the whole roof should be reported on. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding



be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a stucco Victorian semi detached home in Rotherham which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a form of render. Usually it is applied to brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is very appealing and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. It can have lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Rotherham surveyors frequently discover defects such as trapped water leading to problems with damp requiring costly repairs. Other issues might involve attack from sulphates derived from wet bricks. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

For advice on render repair contact Lloyd Clough & Sons, 1, Sumner Road, Rotherham, S65 1LJ Tel. 0870 7777508

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Rotherham?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rainfall can have on a house is not given enough thought. If you have only visited the new home in on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. This can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to repair, if identified early. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

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