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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stockbridge

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stockbridge

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Stockbridge) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stockbridge

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Stockbridge and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stockbridge property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Stockbridge property's condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Stockbridge Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on a maisonette ?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its new title a couple of years ago by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. This is now the correct choice when planning to buy an unconventional home like a period maisonette in Stockbridge. It gives comprehensive and crucial advice on the homes condition along with any technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence could be a concern affecting the apartment. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will often 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, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Stockbridge property with Kentish Rag stone walls. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in Stockbridge should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

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.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Somborne Lime Quarry, Lower Brook, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6QR, which quarries Chalk, for details. Call 01794 388616 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Stockbridge and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stockbridge property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Stockbridge property's condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Stockbridge Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on a maisonette ?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its new title a couple of years ago by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. This is now the correct choice when planning to buy an unconventional home like a period maisonette in Stockbridge. It gives comprehensive and crucial advice on the homes condition along with any technical details, following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence could be a concern affecting the apartment. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will often 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, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and start to slip downhill. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Stockbridge property with Kentish Rag stone walls. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in Stockbridge should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

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.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Somborne Lime Quarry, Lower Brook, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6QR, which quarries Chalk, for details. Call 01794 388616 for more information.

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