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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barlborough

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barlborough

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barlborough) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barlborough

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Barlborough and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Barlborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Barlborough property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Barlborough House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos insulating board concealed in the maisonette. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including boilers.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in boiler cupboard. Technically all forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken not to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Barlborough HomeBuyer report. They will note the risk of asbestos and should offer advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Barlborough property? Can we expect the Barlborough HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property, with uneven soil compaction and swelling of the soil being relatively common. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as a hard-to-open living room door. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. 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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Barlborough is worth checking. What subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. 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, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. 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

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Barlborough and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Barlborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Barlborough property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Barlborough House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos insulating board concealed in the maisonette. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including boilers.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in boiler cupboard. Technically all forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken not to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.



Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Barlborough HomeBuyer report. They will note the risk of asbestos and should offer advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Barlborough property? Can we expect the Barlborough HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property, with uneven soil compaction and swelling of the soil being relatively common. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as a hard-to-open living room door. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. 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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Barlborough is worth checking. What subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. 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, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. 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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