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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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What property survey should I pick for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Windmill Hill

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Windmill Hill

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Windmill Hill) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional e.g. granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Windmill Hill

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Windmill Hill and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Windmill Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Windmill Hill property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Windmill Hill Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Windmill Hill might be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be put right. Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect, as the things which a surveyor will look for could comfortably be caused by other factors. In serious environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also

be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Windmill Hill surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can my Windmill Hill Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for house owners. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor take into account on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Windmill Hill that I wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually just a kind of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Windmill Hill Building Surveys can report issues e.g. damp trapped beneath paint. Other potential problems could be when moisture below sills which causes the render detaching. Re-coating problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Windmill Hill and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Windmill Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Windmill Hill property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Windmill Hill Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Windmill Hill might be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be put right. Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect, as the things which a surveyor will look for could comfortably be caused by other factors. In serious environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also



be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Windmill Hill surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can my Windmill Hill Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for house owners. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor take into account on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Windmill Hill that I wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually just a kind of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Windmill Hill Building Surveys can report issues e.g. damp trapped beneath paint. Other potential problems could be when moisture below sills which causes the render detaching. Re-coating problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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