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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 home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in The Boltons

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in The Boltons

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in The Boltons) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in The Boltons

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in The Boltons and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the The Boltons property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the The Boltons property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant The Boltons Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in The Boltons? Can a The Boltons HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the garage to sticking doors. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in The Boltons, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

House Prices

I would like to purchase a semi detached house in SW10 for around £2, 028, 215. What will the Boltons qualified surveyor consider during a survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could have a bearing on property values ranging from proximity to road noise to the size of bedrooms (single/double). It may help to look at house values registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

The average house price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £2, 008, 115, which is £20, 100 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £1, 068, 335. 161, Ground Floor Flat, Finborough Road, London, Kensington And Chelsea, Greater London, SW10 9AP a semi detached property sold for £675, 000 .

The only way to get an independent house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

The RICS surveyor should actually visit the property as well as factoring in the countless area issues affecting house prices.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the dining room door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in The Boltons and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the The Boltons property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the The Boltons property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant The Boltons Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in The Boltons? Can a The Boltons HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the garage to sticking doors. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in The Boltons, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

House Prices


I would like to purchase a semi detached house in SW10 for around £2, 028, 215. What will the Boltons qualified surveyor consider during a survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could have a bearing on property values ranging from proximity to road noise to the size of bedrooms (single/double). It may help to look at house values registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

The average house price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £2, 008, 115, which is £20, 100 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £1, 068, 335. 161, Ground Floor Flat, Finborough Road, London, Kensington And Chelsea, Greater London, SW10 9AP a semi detached property sold for £675, 000 .

The only way to get an independent house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

The RICS surveyor should actually visit the property as well as factoring in the countless area issues affecting house prices.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the dining room door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. 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.

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