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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Workington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Workington

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Workington) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Workington

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Workington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Workington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Workington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Workington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

A local surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the condition of the meter at the property, as well as gas affiliated fittings like the possibility of asbestos. Any gas fittings won't actually be dislodged. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Cumbria based local companies include Lakeland Gas & Property Management Ltd of 158, Chaucer Road, Workington, Cumbria Tel. 07900 181740

and Ashfield Building and Property Service Ltd of 34 Frazer Street, Workington Tel. 07523 300793.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a Workington property? Will the chartered surveyor report on this?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact damp weather can have on property is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. As an example, rotten wooden gutters could mean that the drainage are a cause for concern. The good news is that these defects are usually easy to resolve. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as sticking doors.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Workington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Workington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Workington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Workington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas flues?

A local surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the condition of the meter at the property, as well as gas affiliated fittings like the possibility of asbestos. Any gas fittings won't actually be dislodged. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Cumbria based local companies include Lakeland Gas & Property Management Ltd of 158, Chaucer Road, Workington, Cumbria Tel. 07900 181740



and Ashfield Building and Property Service Ltd of 34 Frazer Street, Workington Tel. 07523 300793.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should wet weather have on a Workington property? Will the chartered surveyor report on this?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact damp weather can have on property is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. As an example, rotten wooden gutters could mean that the drainage are a cause for concern. The good news is that these defects are usually easy to resolve. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as sticking doors.

Taking precautions, such as after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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