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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Molesey

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Molesey

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in West Molesey) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for non standard property such as stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Molesey

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in West Molesey and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the West Molesey property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the West Molesey property's general condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a West Molesey Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I have suspicions that there could be asbestos sprayed on coatings present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos and does the West Molesey home survey report on it?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a West Molesey survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos risks and will inform you of the options.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that windows in the dining room did not line up when we last viewed the apartment. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement. Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. 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 surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a house in West Molesey. Can a West Molesey Home Survey consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a West Molesey house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in West Molesey and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the West Molesey property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the West Molesey property's general condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a West Molesey Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I have suspicions that there could be asbestos sprayed on coatings present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos and does the West Molesey home survey report on it?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a West Molesey survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos risks and will inform you of the options.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that windows in the dining room did not line up when we last viewed the apartment. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement. Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. 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 surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a house in West Molesey. Can a West Molesey Home Survey consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a West Molesey house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

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