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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bawtry

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bawtry

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bawtry) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bawtry

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Bawtry and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Bawtry property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Bawtry property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Bawtry House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home in Bawtry constructed Cotswold stone. Are there specific related issues to consider?

Buyers of a Grade II listed building should consider that upkeep respects the original fabric of the property. This is monitored by the local council, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give

rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Scrooby Top Quarry, Scrooby Top, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6AY, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01777 818203 for more information.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older converted stable in Bawtry. What consequences will the age have on regular maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can create difficulties for an owner, and Bawtry property built with traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. Mention this to your chartered surveyor for further advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Bawtry? Will the Bawtry building survey report on this?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that this issue is usually overlooked by house purchasers. Signs that drainage are blocked include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. Poor drainage can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Bawtry and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Bawtry property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Bawtry property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Bawtry House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home in Bawtry constructed Cotswold stone. Are there specific related issues to consider?

Buyers of a Grade II listed building should consider that upkeep respects the original fabric of the property. This is monitored by the local council, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give



rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Scrooby Top Quarry, Scrooby Top, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6AY, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01777 818203 for more information.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older converted stable in Bawtry. What consequences will the age have on regular maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can create difficulties for an owner, and Bawtry property built with traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. Mention this to your chartered surveyor for further advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Bawtry? Will the Bawtry building survey report on this?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that this issue is usually overlooked by house purchasers. Signs that drainage are blocked include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. Poor drainage can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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