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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wellington

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wellington

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wellington) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wellington

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Wellington and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Wellington property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Wellington property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Wellington Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of asbestos pipe insulation situated in the property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings. Technically all forms (including white) are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to move it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Wellington subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newly constructed homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Often, homes in Wellington are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Wellington homes. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a flat near to Poole Brickworks Landfill near Wellington and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial waste disposal. There are 1, 000's of sites affect many thousands of people throughout the UK including Wellington. Risks include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Wellington surveyors will find structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency database and Taunton Deane Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Wellington and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Wellington property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Wellington property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Wellington Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of asbestos pipe insulation situated in the property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings. Technically all forms (including white) are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to move it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos and will recommend professional testing.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Wellington subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newly constructed homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Often, homes in Wellington are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Wellington homes. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a flat near to Poole Brickworks Landfill near Wellington and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial waste disposal. There are 1, 000's of sites affect many thousands of people throughout the UK including Wellington. Risks include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Wellington surveyors will find structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency database and Taunton Deane Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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