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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thorpe Astley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thorpe Astley

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thorpe Astley) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thorpe Astley

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Thorpe Astley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Thorpe Astley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thorpe Astley property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Thorpe Astley Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled conversion. What should we be particularly aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Home Buyers Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to low-grade construction materials can cause major repair bills for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as sticking window frames. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours mentioned that the had been issues with rotten beams, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes will suffer issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist in Thorpe Astley a quote for any suggested work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Thorpe Astley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Thorpe Astley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thorpe Astley property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Thorpe Astley Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled conversion. What should we be particularly aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Home Buyers Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Factors from Japanese knotweed to low-grade construction materials can cause major repair bills for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as sticking window frames. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours mentioned that the had been issues with rotten beams, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes will suffer issues with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist in Thorpe Astley a quote for any suggested work.

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