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Valuation
Homebuyer
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Building
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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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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kirkby In Furness

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirkby In Furness

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kirkby In Furness) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirkby In Furness

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Kirkby In Furness and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Kirkby In Furness property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Kirkby In Furness property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Kirkby In Furness House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will my Kirkby In Furness Surveyor take into account on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Kirkby In Furness.

Stucco is actually just a type of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. The effect is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. It is very like mortar (sand and cement) to work with. It may contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently show defects such as when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Gas flame

Will the Kirkby In Furness surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas heaters?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas related gas installations in the house such as associated asbestos. A Kirkby In Furness chartered surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings and will not carry out any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas engineer.

Cumbria based local Gas Safe registered companies include PJO Plumbing & Heating Services Limited of 1 Pearl Syke, Grizebeck, Kirkby-In-Furness Tel. 04401229889547 and Ian Dacre of 7 Herschell Terrace, School Road, Kirkby-In-Furness, Cumbria Tel. 01229889755.

The regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder said subsidence may be a problem. What subsidence issues will the home survey examine?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. In some older buildings cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Kirkby In Furness and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Kirkby In Furness property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Kirkby In Furness property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Kirkby In Furness House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will my Kirkby In Furness Surveyor take into account on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Kirkby In Furness.

Stucco is actually just a type of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. The effect is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. It is very like mortar (sand and cement) to work with. It may contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently show defects such as when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.



Gas flame

Will the Kirkby In Furness surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas heaters?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas related gas installations in the house such as associated asbestos. A Kirkby In Furness chartered surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings and will not carry out any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas engineer.

Cumbria based local Gas Safe registered companies include PJO Plumbing & Heating Services Limited of 1 Pearl Syke, Grizebeck, Kirkby-In-Furness Tel. 04401229889547 and Ian Dacre of 7 Herschell Terrace, School Road, Kirkby-In-Furness, Cumbria Tel. 01229889755.

The regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder said subsidence may be a problem. What subsidence issues will the home survey examine?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. In some older buildings cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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