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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 do I need for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Temple

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Temple

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Temple) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Temple

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Temple and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Temple property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Temple property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Temple Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco coated home in Temple.

Stucco is really just a kind of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Temple sometimes discover potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. when movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other potential problems might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Resolving problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Temple?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact wet conditions can have on buildings in Temple is ignored by home buyers. If you have investigated the property in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are blocked include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. In most cases, this is generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can your Home Survey consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Temple home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Temple surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Temple and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Temple property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Temple property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Temple Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco coated home in Temple.

Stucco is really just a kind of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Temple sometimes discover potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. when movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other potential problems might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Resolving problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Temple?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact wet conditions can have on buildings in Temple is ignored by home buyers. If you have investigated the property in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are blocked include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. In most cases, this is generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can your Home Survey consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Temple home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Temple surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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