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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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What Survey is right for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Haddon

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Haddon

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in West Haddon) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for unconventional such as architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Haddon

    This is a professional valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Haddon and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the West Haddon property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, 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 make an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the West Haddon property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a West Haddon House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a sixties house we are intending to move into, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a Homebuyer Report in West Haddon report on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Home Buyers Survey in West Haddon your surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. Your surveyor is expected to provide detail on possible problems relating to things like the state of miniature circuit breakers. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey in West Haddon. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in West Haddon .

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a West Haddon home - Is a Building Survey advisable?

Houses are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in West Haddon and found that the sitting room floor dipped in one corner, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues will the house survey examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will occur in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a wall, as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in West Haddon and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the West Haddon property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, 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 make an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the West Haddon property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a West Haddon House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a sixties house we are intending to move into, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a Homebuyer Report in West Haddon report on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Home Buyers Survey in West Haddon your surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. Your surveyor is expected to provide detail on possible problems relating to things like the state of miniature circuit breakers. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey in West Haddon. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in West Haddon .



Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a West Haddon home - Is a Building Survey advisable?

Houses are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in West Haddon and found that the sitting room floor dipped in one corner, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues will the house survey examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will occur in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a wall, as a result of settlement. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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.

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