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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandy

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandy

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sandy) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandy

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Sandy property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Sandy Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Sandy subsidence is an issue. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. A builder should return to a new home after some months in order to make repairs.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath

current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that a leak had been a concern - What does a chartered surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Sandy. Homes throughout Sandy could feature roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormers to the wind braces. Your surveyors in Sandy may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as felting a flat roof) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A Sandy roofing contractor can provide an estimate. Call Bridge Roofing Specialists of Brook Farm, Begwary, Bedford, MK44 2NX on 0800-587 7114 for an estimate.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos paper lining in existence at the property. What are the issues with asbestos, can it be removed, ?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. Some types may be in building materials including roof gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay. On no account try to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Sandy property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Sandy Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Sandy subsidence is an issue. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. A builder should return to a new home after some months in order to make repairs.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath



current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that a leak had been a concern - What does a chartered surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Sandy. Homes throughout Sandy could feature roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormers to the wind braces. Your surveyors in Sandy may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as felting a flat roof) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A Sandy roofing contractor can provide an estimate. Call Bridge Roofing Specialists of Brook Farm, Begwary, Bedford, MK44 2NX on 0800-587 7114 for an estimate.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos paper lining in existence at the property. What are the issues with asbestos, can it be removed, ?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. Some types may be in building materials including roof gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay. On no account try to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

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