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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 Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Walton Le Dale

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walton Le Dale

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Walton Le Dale) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walton Le Dale

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Walton Le Dale and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Walton Le Dale property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Walton Le Dale property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Walton Le Dale Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling are reported on. Vines would be reported here, for example.

A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence could be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Walton Le Dale homes. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas installations?

A chartered surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the survey, in addition to gas connected installations e.g. fireplaces. Your Walton Le Dale qualified surveyor won't remove any external fittings or housings nor will the surveyor run any tests on the serviceability of the system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially deadly, should you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Walton Le Dale and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Walton Le Dale property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Walton Le Dale property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Walton Le Dale Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling are reported on. Vines would be reported here, for example.

A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence could be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new structure after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Walton Le Dale homes. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas installations?

A chartered surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the survey, in addition to gas connected installations e.g. fireplaces. Your Walton Le Dale qualified surveyor won't remove any external fittings or housings nor will the surveyor run any tests on the serviceability of the system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially deadly, should you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

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