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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shifnal

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shifnal

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Shifnal) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shifnal

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Shifnal and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shifnal property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Shifnal property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Shifnal Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Shifnal and spotted that windows in the kitchen did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be put right quite easily. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and

re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Shifnal.

Stucco is really a form of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. It is very appealing and was common on some Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Shifnal Homebuyer Reports commonly report issues such as when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues might result from the pressure from heavy loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would need to be conscious of if intending to buy a converted flat in Shifnal conservation area in the vicinity of Shifnal conservation area ?

Shifnal is in a conservation area and has been classed as at risk by English Heritage, with unknown vulnerability and improving. For more information visit their website. There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Shifnal is designated by South Staffordshire Council at Council Offices, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, South Staffordshire, WV8 1PX who can be contacted on 01902 696 000.

Home Buyers Surveys in Shifnal need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and the relation they have with the building and its value. Property values is generally greater which is down to them being preserved.

Property surveyors are trained to advise if the property might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your legal representation. Out of keeping developments to the building will also be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Shifnal and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shifnal property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Shifnal property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Shifnal Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Shifnal and spotted that windows in the kitchen did not line up, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be put right quite easily. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and



re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Shifnal.

Stucco is really a form of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. It is very appealing and was common on some Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Shifnal Homebuyer Reports commonly report issues such as when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues might result from the pressure from heavy loads above such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would need to be conscious of if intending to buy a converted flat in Shifnal conservation area in the vicinity of Shifnal conservation area ?

Shifnal is in a conservation area and has been classed as at risk by English Heritage, with unknown vulnerability and improving. For more information visit their website. There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Shifnal is designated by South Staffordshire Council at Council Offices, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, South Staffordshire, WV8 1PX who can be contacted on 01902 696 000.

Home Buyers Surveys in Shifnal need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and the relation they have with the building and its value. Property values is generally greater which is down to them being preserved.

Property surveyors are trained to advise if the property might be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your legal representation. Out of keeping developments to the building will also be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

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