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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Temple Mills

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Temple Mills

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Temple Mills) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example architecturally unusual or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Temple Mills

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Temple Mills and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Temple Mills property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Temple Mills property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Temple Mills Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and will the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including pipe lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe insulation.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to break it and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Temple Mills home survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about bugs in the area. Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Homes will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious, for example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in Temple Mills and found cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a urgent concern, and what possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Temple Mills and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Temple Mills property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Temple Mills property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Temple Mills Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and will the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including pipe lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe insulation.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to break it and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Temple Mills home survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.



Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about bugs in the area. Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Homes will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious, for example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in Temple Mills and found cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a urgent concern, and what possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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