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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whiston

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whiston

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Whiston) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whiston

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Whiston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Whiston property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Whiston property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Whiston Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a property in Whiston. Does a Whiston Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

There are a range of frequently-occurring defects associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. 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. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Whiston may be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Generally, a builder will return to a new building after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

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. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Whiston surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos lagging situated in the maisonette. What is asbestos, is it hazardous, can it be removed and What should we do?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. pipe insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in paper lining. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to disturb it and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Whiston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Whiston property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Whiston property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Whiston Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a property in Whiston. Does a Whiston Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

There are a range of frequently-occurring defects associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. 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. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Isolated patches of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Whiston may be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Generally, a builder will return to a new building after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

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. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Whiston surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos lagging situated in the maisonette. What is asbestos, is it hazardous, can it be removed and What should we do?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. pipe insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in paper lining. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to disturb it and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos during the survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

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