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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Scotter

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Scotter

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Scotter) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Scotter

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Scotter and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Scotter property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Scotter property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Scotter Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a building in the region a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include structurally instability .

Surveyors will examine structural issues connected with the site. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and North Lincolnshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent mentioned that the had been issues with amateur repairs, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof of the home will be looked into?

Homes in Scotter with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes. From valley gutters to rafters, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Scotter, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a local contractor can provide one.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence issues does the Scotter Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Scotter and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Scotter property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Scotter property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Scotter Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about if buying a building in the region a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include structurally instability .

Surveyors will examine structural issues connected with the site. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and North Lincolnshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent mentioned that the had been issues with amateur repairs, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof of the home will be looked into?

Homes in Scotter with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes. From valley gutters to rafters, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Scotter, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a local contractor can provide one.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence issues does the Scotter Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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