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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Trowbridge

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Trowbridge

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Trowbridge) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Trowbridge

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Trowbridge and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Trowbridge property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Trowbridge property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Trowbridge House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Trowbridge and saw evidence of that the basement floor was uneven, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Cracks to a cellar are an obvious suggestion of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows. The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of

a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damaged Render

What will the Trowbridge Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered regency home in Trowbridge.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Normally it is applied to brick hardens to an even finish. It is very aesthetic and is often found on Regency houses. Stucco is very similar to plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Trowbridge surveyors sometimes show issues for instance when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost. Other issues may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Resolving Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of white asbestos pipe insulation being found in the flat. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a harmful silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in insulation for example. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken on no account to remove the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never try to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Trowbridge home survey. Your Trowbridge surveyor should mention possible asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Trowbridge and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Trowbridge property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Trowbridge property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Trowbridge House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Trowbridge and saw evidence of that the basement floor was uneven, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Cracks to a cellar are an obvious suggestion of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows. The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of



a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damaged Render

What will the Trowbridge Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered regency home in Trowbridge.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Normally it is applied to brick hardens to an even finish. It is very aesthetic and is often found on Regency houses. Stucco is very similar to plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Trowbridge surveyors sometimes show issues for instance when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost. Other issues may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Resolving Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of white asbestos pipe insulation being found in the flat. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a harmful silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in insulation for example. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken on no account to remove the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never try to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Trowbridge home survey. Your Trowbridge surveyor should mention possible asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.

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