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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Markyate

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Markyate

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Markyate) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey for unconventional such as timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Markyate

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Markyate and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Markyate property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works on the property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Markyate property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Markyate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a home in Markyate. Does a Markyate Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Markyate buyers. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property'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. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures partially constructed with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for the buyer? Are there any matters that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects such as stone faces affect many stone-walled homes. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Repair advice often includes use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor inspect the serviceability of the gas installations?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually look at any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like the gas pipe route where relevant, in addition to gas related fixtures for example - flue/chimney maintenance. External fittings or covers will not be dislodged. Of course, gas can be unsafe, should there be any concerns about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Markyate and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Markyate property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works on the property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Markyate property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Markyate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a home in Markyate. Does a Markyate Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Markyate buyers. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property'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. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures partially constructed with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for the buyer? Are there any matters that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects such as stone faces affect many stone-walled homes. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Repair advice often includes use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor inspect the serviceability of the gas installations?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually look at any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like the gas pipe route where relevant, in addition to gas related fixtures for example - flue/chimney maintenance. External fittings or covers will not be dislodged. Of course, gas can be unsafe, should there be any concerns about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas safe engineer.

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