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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ruddington

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ruddington

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ruddington) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ruddington

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ruddington property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Ruddington property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Ruddington Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Ruddington HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for house owners, with groundwater level variations and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be

taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos paper lining affecting the property. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example garage roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Ruddington home survey. However they will note potential asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a property. Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Ruddington homes are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, vermin can be very expensive to resolve and affect the health of residents.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Your Ruddington surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ruddington property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Ruddington property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Ruddington Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Ruddington HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for house owners, with groundwater level variations and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be



taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos paper lining affecting the property. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example garage roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Ruddington home survey. However they will note potential asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a property. Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Ruddington homes are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, vermin can be very expensive to resolve and affect the health of residents.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Your Ruddington surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

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