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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 property survey should I select for my intended property purchase in North End?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North End

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North End

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in North End) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North End

    This is an independent valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in North End and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the North End property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the North End property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a North End House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are hoping to lease, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does Homebuyer Report in North End advise the general state of the electrical system?

During a North End Home Buyers Survey a RICS surveyor will typically report on the electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsafe condition. Your surveyor is trained to focus on possible problems relating to things like verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. .

Examining the evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should form part of the Homebuyer report in North End.

The IEE strongly advise that an electrical check should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about an infestation in the house we plan to buy - Should we get a residential surveyor?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in North End. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Your surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1989-built home in North End and found the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months , but these should close up in Winter when the materials absorb moisture.

In clay soil regions, drought can cause the water table to drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in North End and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the North End property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the North End property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a North End House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are hoping to lease, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does Homebuyer Report in North End advise the general state of the electrical system?

During a North End Home Buyers Survey a RICS surveyor will typically report on the electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsafe condition. Your surveyor is trained to focus on possible problems relating to things like verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. .

Examining the evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should form part of the Homebuyer report in North End.

The IEE strongly advise that an electrical check should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).



Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about an infestation in the house we plan to buy - Should we get a residential surveyor?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in North End. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Your surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1989-built home in North End and found the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In some older structures cracks may be visible in the Summer months , but these should close up in Winter when the materials absorb moisture.

In clay soil regions, drought can cause the water table to drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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