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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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What Survey should I choose for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sipson

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sipson

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sipson) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sipson

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Sipson and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sipson property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Sipson property, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sipson property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Sipson Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of insects in the lounge. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Property are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe moths, or any pest, may be present, request that your Sipson surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has suggested subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Sipson Surveyor examine?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Often, homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Sipson and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sipson property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Sipson property, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sipson property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Sipson Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of insects in the lounge. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Property are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe moths, or any pest, may be present, request that your Sipson surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has suggested subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Sipson Surveyor examine?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Often, homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.

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