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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 Home Survey is the correct choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Durrington

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Durrington

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Durrington) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this option for non standard e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Durrington

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Durrington and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Durrington property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Durrington property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Durrington Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Durrington subsidence could be a problem. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In general, homes in Durrington are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in Durrington, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey look for any flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can cause water damage caused by flooding, and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the house survey may advise on urgent repairs.An awareness of characteristics of the Durrington area likely to affect the Durrington home also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The areas in Upavon, Haxton, Haxton Bridge, Netheravon, Milston, Durrington and Bulford in close proximity to the River Avon, near Durrington, was given an updated status on 6/12/08, by the Environment Agency.

*information checked 04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should high levels of rainfall have on a house in Durrington? We're concerned about replacement costs.

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a property are often overlooked by buyers.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Durrington and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Durrington property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Durrington property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Durrington Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Durrington subsidence could be a problem. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In general, homes in Durrington are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. Inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.



Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in Durrington, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey look for any flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can cause water damage caused by flooding, and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the house survey may advise on urgent repairs.An awareness of characteristics of the Durrington area likely to affect the Durrington home also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

The areas in Upavon, Haxton, Haxton Bridge, Netheravon, Milston, Durrington and Bulford in close proximity to the River Avon, near Durrington, was given an updated status on 6/12/08, by the Environment Agency.

*information checked 04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should high levels of rainfall have on a house in Durrington? We're concerned about replacement costs.

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a property are often overlooked by buyers.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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