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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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Which Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Beaminster

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Beaminster

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Beaminster) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Beaminster

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Beaminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Beaminster property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Beaminster property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Beaminster Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can Hopton Wood stone-built property be problematic. Which major related issues should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Lees Endcliffe Sandstone to Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone. Problems which impact stone-built properties can vary greatly, with issues like mould being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. West Knighton Quarry, Highgates Lane, West Knighton, Warmwell, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8DU, quarrying Sand, for details. Call 01305 853755 for more information.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in Beaminster and noticed cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Beaminster. What warnings would a surveyor in Beaminster give?

Brick-built Beaminster houses do benefit from many advantages in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also show signs of distinct issues. These can include frost damaged pointing or spalling. Any such issues ought to be reported on and suggest potential remedies. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Bansal Building Ltd, 78 Ilford La, Ilford, IG1 2LA on 020 8514 4316 for a quote for repair work.

For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Beaminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Beaminster property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Beaminster property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Beaminster Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can Hopton Wood stone-built property be problematic. Which major related issues should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Lees Endcliffe Sandstone to Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone. Problems which impact stone-built properties can vary greatly, with issues like mould being quote common. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. West Knighton Quarry, Highgates Lane, West Knighton, Warmwell, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8DU, quarrying Sand, for details. Call 01305 853755 for more information.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a house in Beaminster and noticed cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Beaminster. What warnings would a surveyor in Beaminster give?

Brick-built Beaminster houses do benefit from many advantages in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also show signs of distinct issues. These can include frost damaged pointing or spalling. Any such issues ought to be reported on and suggest potential remedies. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Bansal Building Ltd, 78 Ilford La, Ilford, IG1 2LA on 020 8514 4316 for a quote for repair work.

For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

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