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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 property survey is right for my planned home purchase in Whitwick?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whitwick

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitwick

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Whitwick) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitwick

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Whitwick and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Whitwick property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Whitwick property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Whitwick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Whitwick HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Whitwick property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1972-built house in Whitwick and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Many homes in Whitwick are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate. New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property. may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

In Whitwick, an example may be poor quality materials used in the construction of a porch. E7 elements are visually inspected. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report.

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Whitwick are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Whitwick and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Whitwick property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Whitwick property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Whitwick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Whitwick HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Whitwick property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1972-built house in Whitwick and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Many homes in Whitwick are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate. New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property. may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

In Whitwick, an example may be poor quality materials used in the construction of a porch. E7 elements are visually inspected. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report.

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Whitwick are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

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