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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wickford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wickford

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wickford) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wickford

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Wickford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Wickford property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Wickford property's general condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Wickford House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Wickford, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Wickford Home Buyers Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Wickford house. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wickford house's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Wickford surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Wickford. Which issues relating to the roof of the home will be considered?

Residences in Wickford in otherwise fine condition may be exposed to damage to the roof. From dormer windows to valley gutters, every element of the roof should be reported on. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by amateur repairs.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor can provide one. Contact DK & Son Building Services Ltd of 46 Grange Rd, Wickford, SS11 7LZ on 0800-028 3814 for details.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Wickford builder suggested subsidence could be worth checking impacting the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after six months in order to make repairs.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Wickford homes. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. 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 rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Wickford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Wickford property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Wickford property's general condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Wickford House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Wickford, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Wickford Home Buyers Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Wickford house. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wickford house's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Wickford surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Wickford. Which issues relating to the roof of the home will be considered?

Residences in Wickford in otherwise fine condition may be exposed to damage to the roof. From dormer windows to valley gutters, every element of the roof should be reported on. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by amateur repairs.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor can provide one. Contact DK & Son Building Services Ltd of 46 Grange Rd, Wickford, SS11 7LZ on 0800-028 3814 for details.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Wickford builder suggested subsidence could be worth checking impacting the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after six months in order to make repairs.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Wickford homes. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. 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 rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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