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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Frizington

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home made of standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Frizington

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Frizington) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Frizington

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Frizington and which is cheaper?

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

If the Frizington property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Frizington property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Frizington Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including eaves.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in ironing boards. The main origins of asbestos were the US. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. Professional removal of asbestos will likely be expensive must always be completed by professionals. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will inform you of the options.

English Heritage

We are buying a home near Lacon Cross , will this affect the property's value?

Lacon Cross is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can increase the desirability of an area. A RICS surveyor will consider all local and regional criteria when conducting homebuyer report in Frizington. See the English Heritage website for further details on Lacon Cross.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw a gap below the skirting board in the sitting room when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Frizington and which is cheaper?

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

If the Frizington property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Frizington property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Frizington Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including eaves.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in ironing boards. The main origins of asbestos were the US. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately. Professional removal of asbestos will likely be expensive must always be completed by professionals. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will inform you of the options.



English Heritage

We are buying a home near Lacon Cross , will this affect the property's value?

Lacon Cross is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can increase the desirability of an area. A RICS surveyor will consider all local and regional criteria when conducting homebuyer report in Frizington. See the English Heritage website for further details on Lacon Cross.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw a gap below the skirting board in the sitting room when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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