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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wimborne Minster

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wimborne Minster

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Wimborne Minster) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for unconventional , for example stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wimborne Minster

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wimborne Minster and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Wimborne Minster property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Wimborne Minster property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Wimborne Minster Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller warned us that access to the roof of the property could be hard to organise, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof of the property will be looked into for the survey?

This is a common concern for house purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. A large number of properties can be blighted by difficulties with the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormers to the wind braces. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A local roofing specialist can provide an estimate.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos and will the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sealant.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to break the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Wimborne Minster home survey. However, surveyors will report on possible asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older homes cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wimborne Minster and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Wimborne Minster property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Wimborne Minster property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Wimborne Minster Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller warned us that access to the roof of the property could be hard to organise, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof of the property will be looked into for the survey?

This is a common concern for house purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. A large number of properties can be blighted by difficulties with the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormers to the wind braces. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A local roofing specialist can provide an estimate.



Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos and will the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sealant.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to break the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Wimborne Minster home survey. However, surveyors will report on possible asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older homes cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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