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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 Survey is the best choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rustington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rustington

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Rustington) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rustington

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Rustington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Rustington property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Rustington property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Rustington House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence is worth checking affecting the house. Is this a urgent concern, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Cracks to a bedroom are a clear sign of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property,

and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Rustington which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a sort of flat finish render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Rustington Building Surveys can highlight issues such as lateral pattern like cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems could be when moisture below DPCs which results in detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco may be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Rustington create more problems for the buyer? Which defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Broadway Dark Cream Limestone, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. Deterioration of lime mortar can often be the cause of a wall's failure and collapse. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Rustington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Rustington property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Rustington property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Rustington House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence is worth checking affecting the house. Is this a urgent concern, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Cracks to a bedroom are a clear sign of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property,



and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Rustington which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a sort of flat finish render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Rustington Building Surveys can highlight issues such as lateral pattern like cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems could be when moisture below DPCs which results in detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco may be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Rustington create more problems for the buyer? Which defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Broadway Dark Cream Limestone, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. Deterioration of lime mortar can often be the cause of a wall's failure and collapse. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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