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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Birstall

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Birstall

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Birstall) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Birstall

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Birstall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Birstall property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Birstall property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Birstall Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property and the agent has made us aware that it has been partially constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there specific potential issues to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like staining will vary with the particular type of stone.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should damp weather have on our new Birstall building? If there is a problem, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather rain and the effect it can have on a residence are overlooked. If you have only been to the residence in warm weather, issues may have been hidden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in cracked foundations and subsidence.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to remedy, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a wall, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. 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 choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Birstall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Birstall property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Birstall property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Birstall Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a property and the agent has made us aware that it has been partially constructed with Forest of Dean stone. Are there specific potential issues to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like staining will vary with the particular type of stone.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should damp weather have on our new Birstall building? If there is a problem, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather rain and the effect it can have on a residence are overlooked. If you have only been to the residence in warm weather, issues may have been hidden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in cracked foundations and subsidence.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to remedy, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a wall, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. 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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