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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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cornhill On Tweed

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cornhill On Tweed

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cornhill On Tweed) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cornhill On Tweed

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Cornhill On Tweed and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Cornhill On Tweed property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Cornhill On Tweed property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Cornhill On Tweed House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties constructed with stone generate high upkeep costs for residents? Are there any defects that need to be investigated?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of property. Issues including salt contamination of affect many stone-walled property. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular

stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Cornhill On Tweed should be able to supply local stone.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco home in Cornhill On Tweed that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a form of render. Normally stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. It is very beautiful and is found on Georgian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Cornhill On Tweed commonly detail any number of problems such as when it is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like warped window frames in the lounge or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Cornhill On Tweed and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Cornhill On Tweed property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Cornhill On Tweed property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Cornhill On Tweed House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties constructed with stone generate high upkeep costs for residents? Are there any defects that need to be investigated?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of property. Issues including salt contamination of affect many stone-walled property. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular



stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Cornhill On Tweed should be able to supply local stone.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco home in Cornhill On Tweed that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a form of render. Normally stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. It is very beautiful and is found on Georgian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Cornhill On Tweed commonly detail any number of problems such as when it is exposed to constant driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like warped window frames in the lounge or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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