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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Helens

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Helens

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Helens) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Helens

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in St Helens and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the St Helens property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Helens property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a St Helens Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed when we last viewed the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be set right.

Cracks to a wall surface are an obvious clue of subsidence, but they may be harmless. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further

movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Will the Home Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in St Helens. What will we need to look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1710? What effect will the home's slate roof have on upkeep?

Older construction methods and materials can create difficulties for an owner, and Homes featuring traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. Contact your property surveyor for more information. Constructed in the 16th century, Newton-le-Willows, 158-160 High St in St Helens is a good example of a Post Medieval house.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in St Helens and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the St Helens property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Helens property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a St Helens Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed when we last viewed the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be set right.

Cracks to a wall surface are an obvious clue of subsidence, but they may be harmless. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further



movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Will the Home Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in St Helens. What will we need to look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1710? What effect will the home's slate roof have on upkeep?

Older construction methods and materials can create difficulties for an owner, and Homes featuring traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. Contact your property surveyor for more information. Constructed in the 16th century, Newton-le-Willows, 158-160 High St in St Helens is a good example of a Post Medieval house.

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