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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Marshfield

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Marshfield

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Marshfield) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Marshfield

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Marshfield and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Marshfield property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Marshfield property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Marshfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. fire blankets. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in walls. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Marshfield HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will note suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor advise on the serviceability of the gas supply?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the routing of any gas pipes for example, as well as gas affiliated gas installations in the house, for instance fireplaces. Should there be any external fittings they however, won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations at all, or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks down the gable wall, is this subsidence? Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence information does the Marshfield house survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be fixed. In some older buildings cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Marshfield and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Marshfield property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Marshfield property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Marshfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. fire blankets. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in walls. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately.



Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Marshfield HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will note suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor advise on the serviceability of the gas supply?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the routing of any gas pipes for example, as well as gas affiliated gas installations in the house, for instance fireplaces. Should there be any external fittings they however, won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations at all, or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks down the gable wall, is this subsidence? Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence information does the Marshfield house survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be fixed. In some older buildings cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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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