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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tickton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property made of standard materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tickton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Tickton) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tickton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Tickton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Tickton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Tickton property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Tickton Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits to upgrade to a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a converted semi detached property?

Although sometimes called Full Structural Surveys - the correct term is now Building Surveys Our advice would be to select a Building Survey for the property described. The HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a mid century or later Tickton house of conventional construction materials and methods. You should be aware of a few provisos exist with any residential survey because a chartered surveyor is not able to force or open up the structure of the property for example, or assess heating installations.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Tickton might be an issue. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be resolved. A builder should return to a new house within a few months in order to make repairs.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor inspect the state of the gas heaters?

A qualified surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, as well as gas related appliances e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. The Tickton qualified surveyor will not remove fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it can be dangerous, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Tickton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Tickton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Tickton property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Tickton Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits to upgrade to a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a converted semi detached property?

Although sometimes called Full Structural Surveys - the correct term is now Building Surveys Our advice would be to select a Building Survey for the property described. The HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a mid century or later Tickton house of conventional construction materials and methods. You should be aware of a few provisos exist with any residential survey because a chartered surveyor is not able to force or open up the structure of the property for example, or assess heating installations.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Tickton might be an issue. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be resolved. A builder should return to a new house within a few months in order to make repairs.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor inspect the state of the gas heaters?

A qualified surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, as well as gas related appliances e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. The Tickton qualified surveyor will not remove fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it can be dangerous, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

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