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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sleaford

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sleaford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sleaford) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sleaford

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sleaford property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Sleaford property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Sleaford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the early 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Will the Building Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Sleaford property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. If you are particularly concerned

about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Other external areas of the property

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Sleaford property what could a an amber light rating mean for 'E9 - Other' ?

One example issue could be rot and insect damage to conservatory joists. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects which do not fit into the other categories. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give house purchasers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian house in Sleaford that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Normally it is layered over brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The effect is very appealing and is common on some Regency properties. It can contain lime in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Sleaford Home Buyers Suveys can report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems needing repair. Other issues could include attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Re-covering Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sleaford property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Sleaford property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Sleaford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the early 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Will the Building Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Sleaford property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. If you are particularly concerned



about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Other external areas of the property

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Sleaford property what could a an amber light rating mean for 'E9 - Other' ?

One example issue could be rot and insect damage to conservatory joists. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects which do not fit into the other categories. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give house purchasers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian house in Sleaford that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Normally it is layered over brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The effect is very appealing and is common on some Regency properties. It can contain lime in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Sleaford Home Buyers Suveys can report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems needing repair. Other issues could include attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Re-covering Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

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