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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?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grantham

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grantham

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Grantham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard e.g. stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grantham

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Grantham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Grantham property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Grantham property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Grantham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Grantham and spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but garage floor dips noticeably. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Grantham surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To properly appraise the property's value your RICS valuer will factor in experience of property in Grantham as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. size Surveyors also evaluate construction type and draw upon key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Grantham area assumptions, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant Grantham environmental issues like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered regency house in Grantham.

Stucco is really just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It used to contain lime in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors can focus on any number of problems such as trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking. Other potential problems could involve attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Remedying problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Grantham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Grantham property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Grantham property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Grantham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Grantham and spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but garage floor dips noticeably. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Grantham surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To properly appraise the property's value your RICS valuer will factor in experience of property in Grantham as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. size Surveyors also evaluate construction type and draw upon key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Grantham area assumptions, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant Grantham environmental issues like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered regency house in Grantham.

Stucco is really just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian and Georgian homes. It used to contain lime in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors can focus on any number of problems such as trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking. Other potential problems could involve attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Remedying problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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