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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stocksfield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stocksfield

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stocksfield) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example box frame construction or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stocksfield

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Stocksfield and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Stocksfield property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Stocksfield property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Stocksfield Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Stocksfield house surveyor investigate any water damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at a high risk of water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Stocksfield house, such as via loose patio doors.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian home in Stocksfield that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact a sort of flat finish render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly detail defects for instance when it is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other issues might result from the pressure from heavy loads above such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-applying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there are asbestos ceiling boards in the maisonette. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and does the home survey in Stocksfield report on it?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in insulation. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to displace it and professional advice should be sought urgently. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. They will mention the risk of asbestos risks and should recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Stocksfield and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Stocksfield property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Stocksfield property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Stocksfield Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Stocksfield house surveyor investigate any water damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at a high risk of water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Stocksfield house, such as via loose patio doors.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian home in Stocksfield that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact a sort of flat finish render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly detail defects for instance when it is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other issues might result from the pressure from heavy loads above such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-applying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there are asbestos ceiling boards in the maisonette. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and does the home survey in Stocksfield report on it?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in insulation. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to displace it and professional advice should be sought urgently. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. They will mention the risk of asbestos risks and should recommend professional testing.

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