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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 Home Survey is the correct choice for my planned house purchase in Allestree?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Allestree

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Allestree

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Allestree) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Allestree

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Allestree and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Allestree property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Allestree property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Allestree Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Allestree and spotted the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence information does the Allestree HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted

at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Allestree that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is a type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over red brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The coating is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Allestree can highlight any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when dampness gets in beneath flashings which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I need to be conscious of if planning to buy a flat in Allestree in conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local authority. Allestree surveyors must have local knowledge of local area factors and any bearing may have with the home. The price of property is generally higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas retaining their original character.

RICS surveyors are expected advise you if the house might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are conducted by your conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Shacklocks are based in 110 Park Farm Centre, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 2QN will be able to advise further. Tel: 01623 423 073

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Allestree and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Allestree property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Allestree property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Allestree Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Allestree and spotted the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence information does the Allestree HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted



at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Allestree that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is a type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over red brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The coating is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Allestree can highlight any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when dampness gets in beneath flashings which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I need to be conscious of if planning to buy a flat in Allestree in conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local authority. Allestree surveyors must have local knowledge of local area factors and any bearing may have with the home. The price of property is generally higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas retaining their original character.

RICS surveyors are expected advise you if the house might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are conducted by your conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Shacklocks are based in 110 Park Farm Centre, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 2QN will be able to advise further. Tel: 01623 423 073

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