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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lake

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lake

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lake) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lake

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Lake and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Lake property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Lake property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Lake Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are getting a ground floor flat in Lake, does the residential surveyor check for flooding?

The lives of many home owners in Lake and across the UK have been affected by water damage caused by flooding, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before flooding begins.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including air bricks. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the residents, but this information may not be accurate.

House Prices

How much is within the right sort of area price to buy a property located in for and what things does the RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Lake ?

A myriad of factors exist which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for instance whether alterations have planning permission or whether the property is on an adopted road. .

The best way for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence may be a concern affecting the house. What subsidence issues will the house survey inspect?

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 beneath the structure's own weight. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Lake and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Lake property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Lake property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Lake Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are getting a ground floor flat in Lake, does the residential surveyor check for flooding?

The lives of many home owners in Lake and across the UK have been affected by water damage caused by flooding, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is strongly recommended that prevention methods are considered, before flooding begins.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including air bricks. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the residents, but this information may not be accurate.



House Prices

How much is within the right sort of area price to buy a property located in for and what things does the RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Lake ?

A myriad of factors exist which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for instance whether alterations have planning permission or whether the property is on an adopted road. .

The best way for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. A chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence may be a concern affecting the house. What subsidence issues will the house survey inspect?

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 beneath the structure's own weight. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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