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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 Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whitnash

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitnash

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Whitnash) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitnash

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Whitnash and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Whitnash property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Whitnash property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Whitnash Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this Georgian property needs work - what should we do?

Brick-built structures do benefit from many advantages, but they will also experience both minor and serious issues. For instance, sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat and should be taken very seriously. Contact Pelham Builders for a repairs estimate at 0151-630 3807 or 4 Pelham Rd, Wallasey, CH44 3AD.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated house in Whitnash that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a type of solid render. Normally it is applied to brick that dries to an even finish. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Regency homes. It is similar to any other render. It may have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Whitnash commonly show defects such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues could result from the difficulty in discovering damp underneath. Resolving problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are getting harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Whitnash could be an issue. How could this affect the property, and what solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will occur in newly constructed homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Cracks to a wall surface are an obvious clue of subsidence, but they may be harmless. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Whitnash and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Whitnash property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Whitnash property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Whitnash Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The stretcher bond walls on this Georgian property needs work - what should we do?

Brick-built structures do benefit from many advantages, but they will also experience both minor and serious issues. For instance, sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat and should be taken very seriously. Contact Pelham Builders for a repairs estimate at 0151-630 3807 or 4 Pelham Rd, Wallasey, CH44 3AD.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated house in Whitnash that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a type of solid render. Normally it is applied to brick that dries to an even finish. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Regency homes. It is similar to any other render. It may have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Whitnash commonly show defects such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues could result from the difficulty in discovering damp underneath. Resolving problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are getting harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Whitnash could be an issue. How could this affect the property, and what solutions are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will occur in newly constructed homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Cracks to a wall surface are an obvious clue of subsidence, but they may be harmless. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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