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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wylam

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wylam

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wylam) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wylam

    This is a professional valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Wylam and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Wylam property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Wylam property's state of repair and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Wylam Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent mentioned subsidence might be a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building after six months in order to make repairs.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall,

and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there may be asbestos roof gutters present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials such as sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sealant. Most asbestos was imported from the US.

All forms including white are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace the asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be dear but must be conducted by trained experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the building we intend to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board ; does Wylam survey report on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Wylam Home Survey a surveyor will usually make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor is expected to possible problems relating to things like verifying the state of the visible wiring or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a Periodic Inspection be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Wylam and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Wylam property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Wylam property's state of repair and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Wylam Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent mentioned subsidence might be a concern. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building after six months in order to make repairs.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall,



and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there may be asbestos roof gutters present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials such as sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sealant. Most asbestos was imported from the US.

All forms including white are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace the asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be dear but must be conducted by trained experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the building we intend to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board ; does Wylam survey report on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Wylam Home Survey a surveyor will usually make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor is expected to possible problems relating to things like verifying the state of the visible wiring or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a Periodic Inspection be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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