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Property
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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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  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Yarm On Tees

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Yarm On Tees

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Yarm On Tees) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example wood frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Yarm On Tees

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Yarm On Tees

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Yarm On Tees and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Yarm On Tees property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Yarm On Tees property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Yarm On Tees Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create issues for Yarm On Tees property? Will the House Survey consider this?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor

if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Yarm On Tees. What advice would a Yarm On Tees property surveyor give?

Yarm On Tees brick-walled converted property can show signs of a number of issues, including crypto-florescence and vertical cracking. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Tyler S J Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01480 214820 or 4 Bloomfield Cl, Little Paxton, St. Neots, PE19 6JL.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about bugs affecting some homes - Is a Building Survey advisable?

Yarm On Tees homes are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, vermin can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger. An affected home may not always be easy to identify. As an example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to pest problems can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Yarm On Tees and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Yarm On Tees property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Yarm On Tees property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Yarm On Tees Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create issues for Yarm On Tees property? Will the House Survey consider this?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor



if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Yarm On Tees. What advice would a Yarm On Tees property surveyor give?

Yarm On Tees brick-walled converted property can show signs of a number of issues, including crypto-florescence and vertical cracking. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Tyler S J Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01480 214820 or 4 Bloomfield Cl, Little Paxton, St. Neots, PE19 6JL.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about bugs affecting some homes - Is a Building Survey advisable?

Yarm On Tees homes are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, vermin can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger. An affected home may not always be easy to identify. As an example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to pest problems can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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