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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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 Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wilford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wilford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wilford) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wilford

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Wilford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Wilford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Wilford property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Wilford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the home I am hoping to buy, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

During a Building Survey in Wilford the surveyor should mention the electrical system if it looks like they are in a hazardous state of repair. The RICS surveyor should also provide detail on concerns such as examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or checking the condition of any visible wiring. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will be part of the survey in Wilford.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with a leak, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What aspects of the attic will be reported on?

This is a common concern for home buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Wilford can often hide damage to the roof, including. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Wilford, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a poor asphalt covering.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing specialist in Wilford.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? Is this a urgent risk, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new house after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Wilford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Wilford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Wilford property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Wilford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the home I am hoping to buy, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

During a Building Survey in Wilford the surveyor should mention the electrical system if it looks like they are in a hazardous state of repair. The RICS surveyor should also provide detail on concerns such as examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or checking the condition of any visible wiring. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will be part of the survey in Wilford.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with a leak, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What aspects of the attic will be reported on?

This is a common concern for home buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Wilford can often hide damage to the roof, including. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Wilford, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a poor asphalt covering.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing specialist in Wilford.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? Is this a urgent risk, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new house after some months to make good any settlement cracks.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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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