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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Selston

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Selston

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Selston) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Selston

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Selston property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the Selston property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Selston House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor advise on the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected as part of the Selston survey, as well as gas connected appliances such as balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Your Selston local surveyor will not remove the external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should you have any worries about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call an engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1960-built apartment in Selston and saw evidence of that windows in the kitchen did not line up. What options are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Selston should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home within a few months in order to make repairs.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Selston surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a maisonette near to a landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial waste material disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Health concerns for example gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Selston will examine structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Ashfield Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Selston property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the Selston property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Selston House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor advise on the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected as part of the Selston survey, as well as gas connected appliances such as balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Your Selston local surveyor will not remove the external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should you have any worries about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call an engineer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1960-built apartment in Selston and saw evidence of that windows in the kitchen did not line up. What options are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Selston should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home within a few months in order to make repairs.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Selston surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a maisonette near to a landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial waste material disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Health concerns for example gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Selston will examine structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Ashfield Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

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