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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cawthorne

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cawthorne

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cawthorne) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cawthorne

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cawthorne and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Cawthorne property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Cawthorne property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Cawthorne Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Cawthorne building. What should we do?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Cawthorne. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides and removal of infected furniture.

Damaged Render

What defects will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Cawthorne.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying red brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Cawthorne can reveal any number of problems such as horizontal visible cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems might be when water under sills which results in large areas of detachment. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Cawthorne, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Cawthorne Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

There are more than a handful of issues associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Cawthorne property's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cawthorne and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Cawthorne property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Cawthorne property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Cawthorne Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Cawthorne building. What should we do?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Cawthorne. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides and removal of infected furniture.



Damaged Render

What defects will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Cawthorne.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying red brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Cawthorne can reveal any number of problems such as horizontal visible cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems might be when water under sills which results in large areas of detachment. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Cawthorne, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Cawthorne Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

There are more than a handful of issues associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Cawthorne property's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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