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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Broughton Astley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Broughton Astley

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Broughton Astley) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Broughton Astley

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Broughton Astley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Broughton Astley property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Broughton Astley property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Broughton Astley Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the old property. What should we look for?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes could feature roof maintenance problems, such as incorrectly applied waterproofing. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar ties, ought to be checked. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Broughton Astley, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Broughton Astley surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself. Speak to JTC Roofing Ltd of 10 Milford Cl, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 3FG on 0800-980 9290 for a quote.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1960-built home in Broughton Astley and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the Building Survey reveal?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in more modern structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while.

Cracks to a lounge wall are a clear indication of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures built with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for purchasers? Are there specific factors to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like staining will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Broughton Astley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Broughton Astley property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Broughton Astley property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Broughton Astley Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the old property. What should we look for?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes could feature roof maintenance problems, such as incorrectly applied waterproofing. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar ties, ought to be checked. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Broughton Astley, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Broughton Astley surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself. Speak to JTC Roofing Ltd of 10 Milford Cl, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 3FG on 0800-980 9290 for a quote.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1960-built home in Broughton Astley and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the Building Survey reveal?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in more modern structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while.

Cracks to a lounge wall are a clear indication of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures built with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for purchasers? Are there specific factors to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like staining will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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