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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Breaston

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Breaston

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Breaston) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Breaston

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Breaston and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Breaston property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Breaston property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Breaston Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor go into detail on the state of the gas heaters?

Yes. Your qualified surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the mains is connected as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fixtures for example - balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. A Breaston RICS surveyor will not remove the external fittings nor will the surveyor conduct any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Breaston Property Survey to include?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Breaston home's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated house in Breaston which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Typically it is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like surface. It is very beautiful and is common on some Georgian buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It may contain lime in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Breaston surveyors commonly reveal any number of problems for instance when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Breaston and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Breaston property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Breaston property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Breaston Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor go into detail on the state of the gas heaters?

Yes. Your qualified surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the mains is connected as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fixtures for example - balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. A Breaston RICS surveyor will not remove the external fittings nor will the surveyor conduct any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Breaston Property Survey to include?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Breaston home's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated house in Breaston which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Typically it is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like surface. It is very beautiful and is common on some Georgian buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It may contain lime in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Breaston surveyors commonly reveal any number of problems for instance when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

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