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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 Waterlooville

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Waterlooville

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Waterlooville) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Waterlooville

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Waterlooville and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Waterlooville property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Waterlooville property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Waterlooville House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas flues?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) for example, in addition to gas related fixtures such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). However, the Waterlooville RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove gas fittings nor will they run any tests on the system or appliances. Gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Waterlooville could be worth checking. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey examine?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Cracks to a wall surface are an obvious suggestion of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. 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. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Waterlooville house surveyor inquire into any flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Waterlooville and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Waterlooville property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Waterlooville property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Waterlooville House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas flues?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) for example, in addition to gas related fixtures such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). However, the Waterlooville RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove gas fittings nor will they run any tests on the system or appliances. Gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Waterlooville could be worth checking. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey examine?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Cracks to a wall surface are an obvious suggestion of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. 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. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Waterlooville house surveyor inquire into any flooding damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

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