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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sacriston

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sacriston

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sacriston) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sacriston

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sacriston and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Sacriston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Sacriston property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Sacriston Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Sacriston properties at risk, and does a residential surveyor check for possible flooding, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flooding begins. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.An awareness of characteristics of the Sacriston area likely to affect the residence also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in

Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as pipe insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in paper lining for example.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property in Sacriston. What can we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. This issue should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment.

Remedies to a serious infestation can include chemical treatment. The surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sacriston and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Sacriston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Sacriston property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Sacriston Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Sacriston properties at risk, and does a residential surveyor check for possible flooding, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and home buyers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flooding begins. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.An awareness of characteristics of the Sacriston area likely to affect the residence also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in



Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as pipe insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in paper lining for example.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property in Sacriston. What can we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. This issue should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment.

Remedies to a serious infestation can include chemical treatment. The surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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