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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 Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hinckley

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hinckley

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hinckley) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard , for example cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hinckley

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Hinckley and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hinckley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hinckley property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Hinckley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues will the Building Survey examine?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied. In some older structures cracks are noticeable in Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural

elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Hinckley Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency detached house in Hinckley.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over underlying brick hardens to a smooth and attractive finish. The coating is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian properties. It may contain lime in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Hinckley surveyors commonly reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems like trapped water leading to internal damp problems

Another example of problems associated with stucco might involve attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Remedying problems may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to verify when intending to buy a period property in Hinckley in conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Surveyors in Hinckley must have local knowledge of local issues and any relation may have on the building and its value. The price of property will probably be higher as a result of them being unspoilt. However many conservation areas are falling into a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors can be expected to advise whether the building might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised, however these should be concern for the solicitor. Atkins Bassett are a local firm situated at 16 Station Road, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire, LE10 1AW should be able to help. Tel: 01455 632685

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Hinckley and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hinckley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hinckley property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Hinckley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues will the Building Survey examine?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied. In some older structures cracks are noticeable in Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural



elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Hinckley Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency detached house in Hinckley.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over underlying brick hardens to a smooth and attractive finish. The coating is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian properties. It may contain lime in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Hinckley surveyors commonly reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems like trapped water leading to internal damp problems

Another example of problems associated with stucco might involve attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Remedying problems may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to verify when intending to buy a period property in Hinckley in conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Surveyors in Hinckley must have local knowledge of local issues and any relation may have on the building and its value. The price of property will probably be higher as a result of them being unspoilt. However many conservation areas are falling into a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors can be expected to advise whether the building might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised, however these should be concern for the solicitor. Atkins Bassett are a local firm situated at 16 Station Road, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire, LE10 1AW should be able to help. Tel: 01455 632685

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