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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 property survey is the right choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandiacre

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandiacre

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sandiacre) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as timber frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandiacre

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sandiacre and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Sandiacre property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Sandiacre property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Sandiacre Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Sandiacre, and will the chartered surveyor inquire into flooding damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and owning a Sandiacre home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Sandiacre survey. They will note potential asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Sandiacre builder has suggested subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey look into?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, due to the fact that the usual signs could quite easily be as the result of several factors. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sandiacre and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Sandiacre property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Sandiacre property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Sandiacre Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Sandiacre, and will the chartered surveyor inquire into flooding damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and owning a Sandiacre home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Sandiacre survey. They will note potential asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Sandiacre builder has suggested subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey look into?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, due to the fact that the usual signs could quite easily be as the result of several factors. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of 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.

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