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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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What property survey should I select for my potential property purchase in Widdrington?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Widdrington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Widdrington

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Widdrington) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional , for example thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Widdrington

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Widdrington and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Widdrington property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Widdrington property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Widdrington Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the justification of carrying out the full structural survey if purchasing a shabby detached townhouse near Widdrington as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit recurrently described as Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike, they are now correctly called Building Surveys A Building Survey is now the best survey if buying an unusual property such as a neglected house. It sets out relevant information about the houses condition in addition to any maintenance needs, following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

Widdrington Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To estimate the value of the property your RICS valuer will factor in local Widdrington market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Your Widdrington surveyor will also consider materials used and will use key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Widdrington conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to Widdrington environmental concerns like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1971-built flat in Widdrington and saw cracks down the gable wall. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Widdrington and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Widdrington property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Widdrington property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Widdrington Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the justification of carrying out the full structural survey if purchasing a shabby detached townhouse near Widdrington as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit recurrently described as Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike, they are now correctly called Building Surveys A Building Survey is now the best survey if buying an unusual property such as a neglected house. It sets out relevant information about the houses condition in addition to any maintenance needs, following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

Widdrington Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To estimate the value of the property your RICS valuer will factor in local Widdrington market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Your Widdrington surveyor will also consider materials used and will use key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further Widdrington conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to Widdrington environmental concerns like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1971-built flat in Widdrington and saw cracks down the gable wall. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes will experience cracking at some stage. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. 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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