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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 building survey is the best choice for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shadwell

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shadwell

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shadwell) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shadwell

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Shadwell and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Shadwell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Shadwell property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Shadwell Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty for Shadwell home? Does a Shadwell Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Drought, for instance, can have a significant shrinking effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Shadwell property's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close

to the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

The surveyor will visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for example, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - chimney breasts. A Shadwell RICS surveyor won't remove gas fittings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Shadwell house. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes in Shadwell, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Shadwell should be able to supply local stone.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Shadwell and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Shadwell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Shadwell property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Shadwell Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty for Shadwell home? Does a Shadwell Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Drought, for instance, can have a significant shrinking effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Shadwell property's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close



to the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

The surveyor will visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for example, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - chimney breasts. A Shadwell RICS surveyor won't remove gas fittings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Shadwell house. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes in Shadwell, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Shadwell should be able to supply local stone.

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