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  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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Valuation
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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 building survey is the correct choice for my planned home purchase in Long Itchington?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Long Itchington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Long Itchington

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Long Itchington) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Long Itchington

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Long Itchington property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Long Itchington property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Long Itchington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder mentioned subsidence has been worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer

than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. 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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need London brick maintenance tips, can a surveyor in Long Itchington help? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed buildings do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also experience considerable issues, such as efflorescence. Your Long Itchington surveyor should report on these. One problem often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Brook Terry may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 32 Gellideg Isaf Rise, Maesycwmmer, Hengoed, CF82 7RB or 07890 388290.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building are used in properties built throughout the ages. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to consider downspouts? Where there are problems, what should we do?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Long Itchington are not given the attention it deserves. If you have investigated the home on a clear day, issues may have been hidden.

Signs that drainage systems are under performing include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering.

Fortunately, this is quite easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Long Itchington property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Long Itchington property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Long Itchington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder mentioned subsidence has been worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer



than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. 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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need London brick maintenance tips, can a surveyor in Long Itchington help? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed buildings do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also experience considerable issues, such as efflorescence. Your Long Itchington surveyor should report on these. One problem often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Brook Terry may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 32 Gellideg Isaf Rise, Maesycwmmer, Hengoed, CF82 7RB or 07890 388290.

A great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture of brick building are used in properties built throughout the ages. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to consider downspouts? Where there are problems, what should we do?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Long Itchington are not given the attention it deserves. If you have investigated the home on a clear day, issues may have been hidden.

Signs that drainage systems are under performing include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering.

Fortunately, this is quite easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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