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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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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kirkby in Ashfield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirkby in Ashfield

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kirkby in Ashfield) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirkby in Ashfield

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Kirkby in Ashfield and which is cheaper?

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

If the Kirkby in Ashfield property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Kirkby in Ashfield property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Kirkby in Ashfield House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos paper lining affecting the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos was not prohibited until the late 90's and homes constructed earlier than 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous structured mineral. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. cooker insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in stove insulation. It is mainly found in the US.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful not to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. Professional removal of asbestos will be dear but absolutely must be carried out by trained experts. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Kirkby in Ashfield is a concern. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Kirkby in Ashfield house survey include?

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 weight of the building. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.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. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Kirkby in Ashfield what does 'E9' include?

This category is used for external elements that require reporting that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Inadequate end bearing in joists is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Kirkby in Ashfield and which is cheaper?

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

If the Kirkby in Ashfield property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Kirkby in Ashfield property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Kirkby in Ashfield House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos paper lining affecting the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos was not prohibited until the late 90's and homes constructed earlier than 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous structured mineral. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. cooker insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in stove insulation. It is mainly found in the US.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful not to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately. Professional removal of asbestos will be dear but absolutely must be carried out by trained experts. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Kirkby in Ashfield is a concern. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Kirkby in Ashfield house survey include?

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 weight of the building. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider at the top than at the bottom. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.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. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Kirkby in Ashfield what does 'E9' include?

This category is used for external elements that require reporting that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Inadequate end bearing in joists is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

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