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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Mills

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Mills

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in New Mills) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Mills

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the New Mills property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the New Mills property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant New Mills House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for homes in New Mills. Can we expect the New Mills House Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties, with moisture changes in the soil and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as warped window frames in the lounge. A New Mills surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor give details on the safety of the gas mains supply?

The RICS surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the mains gas installation for instance, in addition to gas affiliated fixtures e.g. fixed external ventilation hearths. Any external fittings or housings however, won't be taken off. Gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has said subsidence could be a problem. Is this a urgent risk, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the New Mills property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the New Mills property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant New Mills House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for homes in New Mills. Can we expect the New Mills House Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties, with moisture changes in the soil and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as warped window frames in the lounge. A New Mills surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor give details on the safety of the gas mains supply?

The RICS surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the mains gas installation for instance, in addition to gas affiliated fixtures e.g. fixed external ventilation hearths. Any external fittings or housings however, won't be taken off. Gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has said subsidence could be a problem. Is this a urgent risk, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

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