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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fenham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fenham

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Fenham) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wychert or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fenham

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Fenham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Fenham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Fenham property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Fenham property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Fenham House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about bugs affecting properties nearby. What advice should we get?

Properties in Fenham are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This issue should be taken seriously. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Fenham house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does the Property Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties, with sub-soil shrinkage and soil movement being relatively common. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as warped window frames in the bedroom. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to remove the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Fenham home survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Fenham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Fenham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Fenham property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Fenham property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Fenham House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about bugs affecting properties nearby. What advice should we get?

Properties in Fenham are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This issue should be taken seriously. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Fenham house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does the Property Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties, with sub-soil shrinkage and soil movement being relatively common. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as warped window frames in the bedroom. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to remove the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Fenham home survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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