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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property 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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Which HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clare

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clare

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Clare) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clare

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Clare and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Clare property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Clare property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Clare Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the sitting room, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Clare homes. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may

be necessary. 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. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I need to be wary of when buying a home in Clare in conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of local factors and any connection may have on the building and its value. The value of homes is typically greater because of them being in their original state.

Surveyors can be expected to report if the home is/might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Clare Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unsympathetic developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be commented on but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we are planning to move into We noticed that there is an old fuse board - does a the Clare surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Clare Home Survey a RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair.

This should include a visual check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of areas e.g. checking the type of electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey in Clare.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Clare and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Clare property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Clare property's general condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Clare Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the sitting room, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Clare homes. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may



be necessary. 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. 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. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I need to be wary of when buying a home in Clare in conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of local factors and any connection may have on the building and its value. The value of homes is typically greater because of them being in their original state.

Surveyors can be expected to report if the home is/might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Clare Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unsympathetic developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be commented on but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we are planning to move into We noticed that there is an old fuse board - does a the Clare surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Clare Home Survey a RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair.

This should include a visual check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of areas e.g. checking the type of electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey in Clare.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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