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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Horncastle

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Horncastle

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Horncastle) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for unconventional e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Horncastle

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Horncastle and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Horncastle property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Horncastle property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Horncastle Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Horncastle and saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but kitchen floor dips noticeably. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will occur in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Horncastle. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Horncastle. What advice would a Horncastle property surveyor give? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed flats in Horncastle demonstrate several benefits compared to other building materials, but they can also be subject to various issues and defects, from weathering to sulphate attack. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. One particularly serious issue is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Cooney T Brickwork Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 37 Harlesden Gdns, London, NW10 4EY or 07930 718071.

Horncastle home purchasers may need to consider that range of styles and techniques have been used across the country for centuries. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the property we plan to buy - Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Houses will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. This concern should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies.

Treatment for pest problems may include traps. If you believe wasps, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Horncastle and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Horncastle property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Horncastle property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Horncastle Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Horncastle and saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but kitchen floor dips noticeably. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will occur in newer structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Horncastle. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Horncastle. What advice would a Horncastle property surveyor give? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed flats in Horncastle demonstrate several benefits compared to other building materials, but they can also be subject to various issues and defects, from weathering to sulphate attack. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. One particularly serious issue is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Cooney T Brickwork Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 37 Harlesden Gdns, London, NW10 4EY or 07930 718071.

Horncastle home purchasers may need to consider that range of styles and techniques have been used across the country for centuries. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the property we plan to buy - Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Houses will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. This concern should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies.

Treatment for pest problems may include traps. If you believe wasps, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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