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Valuation
Homebuyer
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Building
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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 Home Survey is the correct choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wick

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wick

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wick) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wick

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Wick and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Wick 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 go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Wick property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Wick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 17th Century coast house in Wick. Will repairs costs be higher?

Some purchasers have considered buying a home with character. A building's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Structures built using traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for Grade I listed property, Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may be required. If you have doubts, speak to your property surveyor for more information. Built between 1507 and 1525, St Cuthberts is an example of a traditional structure in Wick.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Wick. Is there any London brick upkeep suggestions we should be aware of?? Does brick decay faster in Wick weather?

Brick-built apartments do benefit from many advantages, but they will also be subject to diverse problems. A defect requiring immediate attention is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. For more information, contact a local builder, Kettyle Phillip of 51 Tower View, Croydon, CR0 7PY on 07958 222428.

A range of courses arrangements and colours of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

If the Wick surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Wick House Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are a range of frequently-occurring defects associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Wick and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Wick 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 go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Wick property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Wick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 17th Century coast house in Wick. Will repairs costs be higher?

Some purchasers have considered buying a home with character. A building's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Structures built using traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for Grade I listed property, Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may be required. If you have doubts, speak to your property surveyor for more information. Built between 1507 and 1525, St Cuthberts is an example of a traditional structure in Wick.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Wick. Is there any London brick upkeep suggestions we should be aware of?? Does brick decay faster in Wick weather?

Brick-built apartments do benefit from many advantages, but they will also be subject to diverse problems. A defect requiring immediate attention is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. For more information, contact a local builder, Kettyle Phillip of 51 Tower View, Croydon, CR0 7PY on 07958 222428.

A range of courses arrangements and colours of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

If the Wick surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Wick House Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

There are a range of frequently-occurring defects associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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