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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Skellingthorpe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Skellingthorpe

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Skellingthorpe) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Skellingthorpe

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Skellingthorpe and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Skellingthorpe property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Skellingthorpe property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Skellingthorpe property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Skellingthorpe House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be an issue for structures in Skellingthorpe. Will the Skellingthorpe Building Survey consider this?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for house owners. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, small cracks in the kitchen wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Skellingthorpe surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a home in Skellingthorpe and found that windows in the living room did not line up. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In general, homes in Skellingthorpe are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Skellingthorpe homes. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. 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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

House Prices

We are intend to be buying a property in Skellingthorpe (LN6) for around £161, 835. What things will a Skellingthorpe RICS chartered surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Skellingthorpe during a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property for example the state of the roof or issues with drainage. One method is to benchmark selling prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

The average house price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £137, 035, which is £24, 800 less than the amount you are intending to pay. 36, Wiseholme Road, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, LN6 5TF a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £165, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as a core component. Your RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Skellingthorpe and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Skellingthorpe property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Skellingthorpe property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Skellingthorpe property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Skellingthorpe House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be an issue for structures in Skellingthorpe. Will the Skellingthorpe Building Survey consider this?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for house owners. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, small cracks in the kitchen wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Skellingthorpe surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a home in Skellingthorpe and found that windows in the living room did not line up. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In general, homes in Skellingthorpe are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Skellingthorpe homes. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. 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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

House Prices

We are intend to be buying a property in Skellingthorpe (LN6) for around £161, 835. What things will a Skellingthorpe RICS chartered surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Skellingthorpe during a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property for example the state of the roof or issues with drainage. One method is to benchmark selling prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

The average house price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £137, 035, which is £24, 800 less than the amount you are intending to pay. 36, Wiseholme Road, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, LN6 5TF a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £165, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as a core component. Your RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

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