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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 Survey is the correct choice for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ludgershall

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ludgershall

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Ludgershall) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ludgershall

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Ludgershall and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Ludgershall property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Ludgershall property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Ludgershall Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Ludgershall house with a loft conversion, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the attic will be checked?

This is frequently addressed by building surveyors. Houses across Ludgershall can be hiding serious roofing woes. From trusses to tie beams, the whole roof should be reported on. Your building surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Window frame

On a Ludgershall HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Missing drip caps on windows is an example.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1973-built house in Ludgershall and saw evidence of cracks down the gable wall. What subsidence information does the Ludgershall Building Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and start to slip downhill. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Ludgershall and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Ludgershall property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Ludgershall property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Ludgershall Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Ludgershall house with a loft conversion, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the attic will be checked?

This is frequently addressed by building surveyors. Houses across Ludgershall can be hiding serious roofing woes. From trusses to tie beams, the whole roof should be reported on. Your building surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.



Window frame

On a Ludgershall HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Missing drip caps on windows is an example.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1973-built house in Ludgershall and saw evidence of cracks down the gable wall. What subsidence information does the Ludgershall Building Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and start to slip downhill. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

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