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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 property survey is the right choice for my planned house purchase in Craven Arms?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Craven Arms

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Craven Arms

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Craven Arms) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey for unconventional e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Craven Arms

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Craven Arms and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Craven Arms property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Craven Arms property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Craven Arms Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence might be a concern. How could this affect the property, and what options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Craven Arms. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property

to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Craven Arms house we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a property surveyor?

Properties are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies.

Treatment for pests may include removal of infected furniture.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay a bit more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on regency house ?

The Building Survey is the new name for the Structural Survey following its reclassification a couple of years ago by RICS. If you are looking into purchasing a modified Craven Arms house e.g. an unloved house, this is now the best survey to choose. The report gives full and far-reaching information about the property's construction on top of any needs for future maintenance after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house. .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Craven Arms and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Craven Arms property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Craven Arms property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Craven Arms Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour suggested subsidence might be a concern. How could this affect the property, and what options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Craven Arms. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property



to distort the supporting ground. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Craven Arms house we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a property surveyor?

Properties are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies.

Treatment for pests may include removal of infected furniture.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay a bit more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on regency house ?

The Building Survey is the new name for the Structural Survey following its reclassification a couple of years ago by RICS. If you are looking into purchasing a modified Craven Arms house e.g. an unloved house, this is now the best survey to choose. The report gives full and far-reaching information about the property's construction on top of any needs for future maintenance after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house. .

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