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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castle Donington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castle Donington

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Castle Donington) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castle Donington

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Castle Donington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Castle Donington property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Castle Donington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Castle Donington Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1960-built apartment in Castle Donington and saw evidence of that windows in the garage did not line up. What subsidence-related defects will my home survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Most homes in Castle Donington are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the building's structure and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we need to be conscious of if purchasing a flat in Castle Donington near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Castle Donington surveyors need to possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and the effect they have on the property. Prices is, more often than not, inflated due to the areas being preserved. However a growing number have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors are expected note if the planned purchase might be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the building should be commented on but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the hall. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Castle Donington. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for pests may include use of insecticides and removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Castle Donington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Castle Donington property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Castle Donington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Castle Donington Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1960-built apartment in Castle Donington and saw evidence of that windows in the garage did not line up. What subsidence-related defects will my home survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Most homes in Castle Donington are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the building's structure and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we need to be conscious of if purchasing a flat in Castle Donington near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Castle Donington surveyors need to possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and the effect they have on the property. Prices is, more often than not, inflated due to the areas being preserved. However a growing number have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Property surveyors are expected note if the planned purchase might be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the building should be commented on but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the hall. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Castle Donington. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for pests may include use of insecticides and removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

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