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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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Which Survey is the correct choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Queensbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Queensbury

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Queensbury) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Queensbury

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Queensbury and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Queensbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Queensbury property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Queensbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that windows in the dining room did not line up, is this subsidence? Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be remedied quite easily. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. Collapsed water pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we would need to check on when buying a flat in Queensbury near a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Surveyors in Queensbury must have relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and the connection may have on the home. Property values will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to conservation areas retaining their original character. However a growing number have fallen into a state e.g. out of keeping extensions

RICS surveyors can be expected to note whether the building might be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic developments to the property may also be noted, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons of carrying out a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys do not technically exist now as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a post 1950s unmodified Queensbury house of normal construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is definitely the right type of survey for the house mentioned. You should be aware of some provisos are integral with any survey as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the structure of the property for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Queensbury and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Queensbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Queensbury property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Queensbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that windows in the dining room did not line up, is this subsidence? Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be remedied quite easily. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. Collapsed water pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.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. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we would need to check on when buying a flat in Queensbury near a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Surveyors in Queensbury must have relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and the connection may have on the home. Property values will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to conservation areas retaining their original character. However a growing number have fallen into a state e.g. out of keeping extensions

RICS surveyors can be expected to note whether the building might be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic developments to the property may also be noted, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons of carrying out a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys do not technically exist now as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a post 1950s unmodified Queensbury house of normal construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is definitely the right type of survey for the house mentioned. You should be aware of some provisos are integral with any survey as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the structure of the property for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

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