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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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What property survey is the right choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hornsea

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hornsea

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hornsea) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hornsea

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hornsea and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Hornsea property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hornsea Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a residence in Hornsea, does the RICS surveyor check for flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a house in Hornsea will be secure against flooding; sensible owners and buyers in Hornsea are right to consider precautions. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Hornsea and noticed the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey look into?

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 home's own weight. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. 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. 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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to look into downspouts? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that this issue is not considered by home buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hornsea and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Hornsea property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hornsea Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a residence in Hornsea, does the RICS surveyor check for flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a house in Hornsea will be secure against flooding; sensible owners and buyers in Hornsea are right to consider precautions. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Hornsea and noticed the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey look into?

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 home's own weight. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. 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. 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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to look into downspouts? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that this issue is not considered by home buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

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