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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What property survey is the correct choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chopwell

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chopwell

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chopwell) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for non standard , for example stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chopwell

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Chopwell

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Chopwell and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Chopwell property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Chopwell property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Chopwell property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Chopwell House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

In a Chopwell HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

In Chopwell, examples include metal sidings which are not earthed correctly. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Fascias, soffits and eaves are reported on.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give house purchasers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be put right more easily than you might expect. The builder will likely return to a new house after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Chopwell. For example, water leaking from a cracked mains drainage pipe will clear away soil which supports the structure. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when buying an older property in Chopwell? Will the property's age be a problem?

Many buyers in Chopwell would like to own a house with personality, like a Georgian terrace. Older construction methods and materials, however, can often be problematic. Homes showcasing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Chopwell and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Chopwell property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Chopwell property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Chopwell property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Chopwell House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

In a Chopwell HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

In Chopwell, examples include metal sidings which are not earthed correctly. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Fascias, soffits and eaves are reported on.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give house purchasers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be put right more easily than you might expect. The builder will likely return to a new house after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Chopwell. For example, water leaking from a cracked mains drainage pipe will clear away soil which supports the structure. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when buying an older property in Chopwell? Will the property's age be a problem?

Many buyers in Chopwell would like to own a house with personality, like a Georgian terrace. Older construction methods and materials, however, can often be problematic. Homes showcasing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.

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