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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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Which property survey should I pick for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lixwm

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lixwm

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lixwm) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard e.g. stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lixwm

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Lixwm and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Lixwm property is a flat or maisonette, 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 intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Lixwm property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Lixwm Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance. Some types are found in the building materials for example insulating board. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in coatings spayed on beams.

All forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Lixwm home survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1964-built property in Lixwm and saw evidence of that the kitchen floor dipped in one corner. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be rectified quite easily. Often, homes in Lixwm are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Cracks to a kitchen are a clear suggestion of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a residence in Lixwm, does the home buyers survey look for flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residence will be secure against water damage caused by flooding; sensible owners and house buyers in Lixwm are right to consider precautions. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Lixwm property or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Lixwm and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Lixwm property is a flat or maisonette, 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 intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Lixwm property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Lixwm Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance. Some types are found in the building materials for example insulating board. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in coatings spayed on beams.

All forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Lixwm home survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1964-built property in Lixwm and saw evidence of that the kitchen floor dipped in one corner. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be rectified quite easily. Often, homes in Lixwm are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Cracks to a kitchen are a clear suggestion of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a residence in Lixwm, does the home buyers survey look for flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residence will be secure against water damage caused by flooding; sensible owners and house buyers in Lixwm are right to consider precautions. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Lixwm property or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

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