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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 HomeBuyers Survey is right for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shrewton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shrewton

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Shrewton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this option for non standard , for example granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shrewton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Shrewton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Shrewton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Shrewton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Shrewton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? What should we expect a House Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Shrewton property. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like a sticking door in the living room or cracks along the living room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and does the home survey in Shrewton report on it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos and should offer advice.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Georgian property appears to have several cracks - what should we do? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick homes in Shrewton will be subject to considerable issues, such as lack of a damp proof course. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Keating M J of 577 Hitchin Rd, Luton, LU2 7UL on 01582 612715.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Shrewton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Shrewton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Shrewton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Shrewton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? What should we expect a House Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Shrewton property. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like a sticking door in the living room or cracks along the living room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.



Asbestos roof tiles

I am worried that there may be asbestos pipe lagging affecting the flat. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and does the home survey in Shrewton report on it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos and should offer advice.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Georgian property appears to have several cracks - what should we do? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick homes in Shrewton will be subject to considerable issues, such as lack of a damp proof course. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Keating M J of 577 Hitchin Rd, Luton, LU2 7UL on 01582 612715.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

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