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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thorpe Hesley

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thorpe Hesley

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Thorpe Hesley) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thorpe Hesley

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Thorpe Hesley and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Thorpe Hesley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the Thorpe Hesley property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thorpe Hesley property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Thorpe Hesley Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building but are worried about pests. What should we do?

Scare stories about home pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as moths as minor annoyances. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for pests may include removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Thorpe Hesley Surveyor look for on a stucco house in Thorpe Hesley that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick to form an even finish. The effect is very beautiful and is found on Victorian properties. It is very similar to plaster in its nature. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Thorpe Hesley Home Buyers Suveys sometimes show defects e.g. when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-covering problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence might be worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey consider?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. 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 I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Thorpe Hesley and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Thorpe Hesley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the Thorpe Hesley property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thorpe Hesley property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Thorpe Hesley Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building but are worried about pests. What should we do?

Scare stories about home pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as moths as minor annoyances. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for pests may include removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.



Damaged Render

What problems will the Thorpe Hesley Surveyor look for on a stucco house in Thorpe Hesley that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick to form an even finish. The effect is very beautiful and is found on Victorian properties. It is very similar to plaster in its nature. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Thorpe Hesley Home Buyers Suveys sometimes show defects e.g. when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-covering problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence might be worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey consider?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. 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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