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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Saltdean

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Saltdean

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Saltdean) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Saltdean

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Saltdean and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Saltdean property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the Saltdean property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Saltdean property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Saltdean House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Saltdean subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence issues will the property survey consider?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Additionally, most homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a cracked mains drainage pipe will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Saltdean? Will the HomeBuyer Report give details on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on a structure is usually overlooked by buyers. If you have investigated the house you are buying in warm weather, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Saltdean or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to investing in a shabby, fifties penthouse flat near Saltdean?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Saltdean flat of conventional building materials. A Building Survey is certainly the suitable type of survey for the flat mentioned. Be aware that certain limitations exist with any residential survey as a RICS surveyor is not authorised open up the fabric of the building nor can they inspect no ladder available for flat roofs. Over and above house surveys, flats make it harder to survey the building, therefore the surveyor will only survey the flat itself, though the surveyor may provide an opinion other parts like such as lifts. For a table containing a survey comparison visit here.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Saltdean and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Saltdean property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the Saltdean property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Saltdean property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Saltdean House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Saltdean subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence issues will the property survey consider?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Additionally, most homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a cracked mains drainage pipe will remove layers of soil from around the foundations. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.



Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Saltdean? Will the HomeBuyer Report give details on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on a structure is usually overlooked by buyers. If you have investigated the house you are buying in warm weather, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Saltdean or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to investing in a shabby, fifties penthouse flat near Saltdean?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Saltdean flat of conventional building materials. A Building Survey is certainly the suitable type of survey for the flat mentioned. Be aware that certain limitations exist with any residential survey as a RICS surveyor is not authorised open up the fabric of the building nor can they inspect no ladder available for flat roofs. Over and above house surveys, flats make it harder to survey the building, therefore the surveyor will only survey the flat itself, though the surveyor may provide an opinion other parts like such as lifts. For a table containing a survey comparison visit here.

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