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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Warwickshire

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property built from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Warwickshire

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Warwickshire) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for non standard property such as timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Warwickshire

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Warwickshire and which one is 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 Warwickshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Warwickshire property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Warwickshire Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can your House Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Warwickshire house's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like avoiding planting trees too near

the house, and pruning where necessary can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older farmstead in Warwickshire. What impact will the home's design have on maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can sometimes be an issue, and Homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. If you have doubts, speak to your building surveyor for more information. As an example of Medieval building, Old Forge in Stretton-under-Fosse was constructed in around 1495.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to look into rainwater goods, and does our HomeBuyer Report mention it? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on your property is rarely considered properly by purchasers. If you have visited the new home in the Summer, problems are unlikely to be visible. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Whether buying in Warwickshire or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Warwickshire and which one is 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 Warwickshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Warwickshire property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Warwickshire Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can your House Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Warwickshire house's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like avoiding planting trees too near



the house, and pruning where necessary can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older farmstead in Warwickshire. What impact will the home's design have on maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can sometimes be an issue, and Homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. If you have doubts, speak to your building surveyor for more information. As an example of Medieval building, Old Forge in Stretton-under-Fosse was constructed in around 1495.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to look into rainwater goods, and does our HomeBuyer Report mention it? If there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on your property is rarely considered properly by purchasers. If you have visited the new home in the Summer, problems are unlikely to be visible. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Whether buying in Warwickshire or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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Recent Warwickshire Surveyor Reports

  • Wet rot in the timber purlin at a party wall

    By  September 29th, 2012

    The surveyor on a recent Building Survey discovered excessive damp in a second floor bedroom. Damp meter readings indicated that indicate in excess of 17% moisture content on a large area of the party wall. As a result the timber purlin had advanced wet rot at the junction with the party wall....