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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Waltham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Waltham

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Waltham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Waltham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Waltham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Waltham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Waltham property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Waltham Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent said that the had been a problem with subsidence, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does a home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is a common concern for purchasers. Houses across Waltham will suffer difficulties with the roof. From ceiling joists to purlins, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Waltham, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the house surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor in Waltham with accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a flat near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous waste material. No one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health issues such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Waltham RICS surveyors will consider structural problems linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and North East Lincolnshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Waltham house built in the mid 70s, but it has clay foundations. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. For example, cracks along the kitchen wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Waltham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Waltham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Waltham property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Waltham Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent said that the had been a problem with subsidence, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does a home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is a common concern for purchasers. Houses across Waltham will suffer difficulties with the roof. From ceiling joists to purlins, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Waltham, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the house surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.



The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor in Waltham with accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a flat near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous waste material. No one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health issues such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Waltham RICS surveyors will consider structural problems linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and North East Lincolnshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Waltham house built in the mid 70s, but it has clay foundations. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. For example, cracks along the kitchen wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered.

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