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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Axbridge

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Axbridge

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Axbridge) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Axbridge

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Axbridge and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Axbridge property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Axbridge property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Axbridge Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a home near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial waste disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include heavy metals. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Axbridge will examine any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Sedgemoor Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a conversion built Clipsham stone. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings in Axbridge. Defects affecting stone-built buildings in Axbridge can vary, deteriorating bedding being relatively common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Callow Rock Quarry, Shipham Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3DQ, which quarries Limestone, for details. Call 01934 742621 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. Collapsed water pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Axbridge and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Axbridge property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Axbridge property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Axbridge Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a home near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial waste disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include heavy metals. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Axbridge will examine any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Sedgemoor Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a conversion built Clipsham stone. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?



External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings in Axbridge. Defects affecting stone-built buildings in Axbridge can vary, deteriorating bedding being relatively common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Callow Rock Quarry, Shipham Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3DQ, which quarries Limestone, for details. Call 01934 742621 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. Collapsed water pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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