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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 should I pick for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ruskington

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ruskington

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ruskington) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ruskington

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ruskington and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ruskington property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ruskington property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Ruskington House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 26mm crack above the windows in the bathroom, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Ruskington. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plant life. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice

should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. 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.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Ruskington that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to an even finish. It is highly aesthetic and was common on some Georgian properties. It is almost exactly the same as any other render in its nature. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors frequently discover issues such as when it is faced with constant driving rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the supporting heavy loads above such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Remedying Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses generate lots of maintenance costs for a new owner? Are there specific related issues to consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include weathered stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Ruskington property, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ruskington and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ruskington property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ruskington property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Ruskington House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 26mm crack above the windows in the bathroom, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Ruskington. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plant life. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice



should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. 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.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Ruskington that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to an even finish. It is highly aesthetic and was common on some Georgian properties. It is almost exactly the same as any other render in its nature. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors frequently discover issues such as when it is faced with constant driving rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the supporting heavy loads above such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Remedying Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses generate lots of maintenance costs for a new owner? Are there specific related issues to consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include weathered stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Ruskington property, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

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