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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shirebrook

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shirebrook

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Shirebrook) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example thatched roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shirebrook

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Shirebrook and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Shirebrook property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Shirebrook property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Shirebrook Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to investigate gutters? Are repairs going to be expensive?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet damp weather and the effect it can have on houses in Shirebrook are not given enough thought by home buyers. If you have only visited the house you are buying in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Shirebrook, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Shirebrook property, with subsidence being a common example. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Shirebrook property's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Shirebrook surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as garage roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken never to disturb it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. On no account attempt to remove it yourself. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Shirebrook and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Shirebrook property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Shirebrook property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Shirebrook Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to investigate gutters? Are repairs going to be expensive?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet damp weather and the effect it can have on houses in Shirebrook are not given enough thought by home buyers. If you have only visited the house you are buying in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Shirebrook, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Shirebrook property, with subsidence being a common example. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Shirebrook property's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Shirebrook surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as garage roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken never to disturb it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. On no account attempt to remove it yourself. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. However they will note suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

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