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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 property survey is the right choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandiacre

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandiacre

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sandiacre) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as timber frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandiacre

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sandiacre and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sandiacre property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Sandiacre property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Sandiacre Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about insects in the house we plan to buy. What advice should we get?

Scare stories about property vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as termites as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a cottage partially constructed Doulting stone. Which major defects should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

From Swaledale Fossil Limestone to Hall Dale Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating bedding will vary with the particular type of stone. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

For more details, contact a local stonemason or specialist, such as Glory Hole at 50 Station Rd, Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5AS.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent mentioned that the had been issues with deteriorated flashing, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the surveyor give in their report?

This is often asked by Sandiacre home buyers who know that homes could unfortunately be experiencing missing tiles, among a range of other roofing issues. From the slates to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by badly installed felting.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Sandiacre, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sandiacre and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sandiacre property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Sandiacre property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Sandiacre Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about insects in the house we plan to buy. What advice should we get?

Scare stories about property vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as termites as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a cottage partially constructed Doulting stone. Which major defects should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

From Swaledale Fossil Limestone to Hall Dale Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating bedding will vary with the particular type of stone. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

For more details, contact a local stonemason or specialist, such as Glory Hole at 50 Station Rd, Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5AS.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent mentioned that the had been issues with deteriorated flashing, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the surveyor give in their report?

This is often asked by Sandiacre home buyers who know that homes could unfortunately be experiencing missing tiles, among a range of other roofing issues. From the slates to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by badly installed felting.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Sandiacre, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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