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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wolston

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wolston

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wolston) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. architecturally unusual or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wolston

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Wolston and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Wolston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Wolston property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Wolston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any things we should verify when intending to buy a converted house in Wolston in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing may have with the home and its value. House prices are typically more than prices outside the area because of them being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors will inform you whether the location is or might be so designated and Section I of your Wolston Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping extensions to the property will also be advised but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Will a Wolston Home Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Wolston property. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property'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.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does damp weather have on a home in Wolston? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

Both in Wolston, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rain can have on homes in Wolston is usually overlooked. One indication that drainage systems are worth a closer look is a waterlogged garden. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

Fortunately, this is generally easy to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Wolston and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Wolston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Wolston property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Wolston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any things we should verify when intending to buy a converted house in Wolston in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing may have with the home and its value. House prices are typically more than prices outside the area because of them being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors will inform you whether the location is or might be so designated and Section I of your Wolston Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping extensions to the property will also be advised but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Will a Wolston Home Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Wolston property. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property'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.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does damp weather have on a home in Wolston? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

Both in Wolston, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rain can have on homes in Wolston is usually overlooked. One indication that drainage systems are worth a closer look is a waterlogged garden. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

Fortunately, this is generally easy to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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