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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 Rothley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rothley

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Rothley) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rothley

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Rothley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Rothley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Rothley property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rothley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. What should we do?

Scare stories about property pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as ants as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for vermin may include professional cleaning. If you believe ants, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence is worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. Many homes in Rothley are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Gas flame

Does a surveyor give details on the condition of the gas heaters?

Yes. Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). Your Rothley qualified surveyor will not remove the external fittings or housings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call an engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Rothley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Rothley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Rothley property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rothley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. What should we do?

Scare stories about property pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as ants as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for vermin may include professional cleaning. If you believe ants, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence is worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. Many homes in Rothley are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Gas flame

Does a surveyor give details on the condition of the gas heaters?

Yes. Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). Your Rothley qualified surveyor will not remove the external fittings or housings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call an engineer.

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