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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What Home Survey is the correct choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Longhope

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Longhope

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Longhope) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Longhope

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Longhope and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Longhope property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Longhope property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Longhope House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when purchasing an old building in Longhope? What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some buyers in Longhope plan to buy a home with character. A building's age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Buildings built with traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can damp weather have on our new property in Longhope? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

I find it odd that the impact rainfall can have on property in Longhope is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include a waterlogged garden. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Luckily, drainage problems are generally easy to fix, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

In clay soil regions, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the building's structure and which can result in movement. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Longhope and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Longhope property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Longhope property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Longhope House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when purchasing an old building in Longhope? What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some buyers in Longhope plan to buy a home with character. A building's age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Buildings built with traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can damp weather have on our new property in Longhope? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

I find it odd that the impact rainfall can have on property in Longhope is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include a waterlogged garden. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Luckily, drainage problems are generally easy to fix, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the home survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

In clay soil regions, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the building's structure and which can result in movement. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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