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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 South Sutton

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Sutton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in South Sutton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Sutton

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in South Sutton and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the South Sutton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the South Sutton property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a South Sutton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A South Sutton builder has suggested subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence information does the South Sutton house survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the

soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in South Sutton generate lots of maintenance costs for owners? What problems should we be aware of?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Wroxton Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Defects affecting stone-built homes in South Sutton can vary, mould being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this Edwardian terrace has deteriorated. What are the possible consequences? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-walled apartments in South Sutton can suffer from various issues and defects. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Lite Speed Construction Systems Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Lys Mill, Watlington, OX49 5EP or 01491 614774.

South Sutton home purchasers may need to consider that a range of techniques may be found throughout England and Wales, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in South Sutton and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the South Sutton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the South Sutton property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a South Sutton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A South Sutton builder has suggested subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence information does the South Sutton house survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the



soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in South Sutton generate lots of maintenance costs for owners? What problems should we be aware of?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Wroxton Limestone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Defects affecting stone-built homes in South Sutton can vary, mould being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this Edwardian terrace has deteriorated. What are the possible consequences? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-walled apartments in South Sutton can suffer from various issues and defects. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Lite Speed Construction Systems Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Lys Mill, Watlington, OX49 5EP or 01491 614774.

South Sutton home purchasers may need to consider that a range of techniques may be found throughout England and Wales, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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