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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lymington

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lymington

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lymington) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lymington

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Lymington and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lymington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Lymington property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Lymington Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Lymington.

Stucco is really dense render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is very aesthetic and is found on Georgian properties for example. It can contain lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Lymington Building Surveys can focus on any number of problems which might include trapped water culminating in damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from bricks. Re-coating problems may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for homes in Lymington. What should we expect a Lymington House Survey to include?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Lymington surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Isolated patches of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Lymington and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lymington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Lymington property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Lymington Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Lymington.

Stucco is really dense render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is very aesthetic and is found on Georgian properties for example. It can contain lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Lymington Building Surveys can focus on any number of problems which might include trapped water culminating in damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from bricks. Re-coating problems may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for homes in Lymington. What should we expect a Lymington House Survey to include?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Lymington surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Isolated patches of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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