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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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Scotter

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Scotter

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Scotter) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Scotter

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Scotter and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Scotter property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Scotter property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Scotter Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the vendor has informed us that it has been built with Slate. Are there specific factors to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Ranging from Red St.Bees Sandstone to Spynie Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built homes in Scotter can vary greatly, with issues like cracks being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Scotter are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Repair advice often includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older

buildings. 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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should rainfall have on a building in Scotter, and does our Scotter surveyor mention it? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the effect which rainfall has on Scotter property is not given more thought by purchasers. If you have only seen the new home on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include mildew in the attic. This can lead to rising damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Scotter which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really just dense render. Typically it is applied to brick to form an even finish. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties for example. It is very similar to mortar (sand and cement) to apply. it can be prone to defect and Scotter Homebuyer Reports sometimes focus on any number of problems for instance when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Scotter and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Scotter property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Scotter property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Scotter Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the vendor has informed us that it has been built with Slate. Are there specific factors to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Ranging from Red St.Bees Sandstone to Spynie Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built homes in Scotter can vary greatly, with issues like cracks being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Scotter are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Repair advice often includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older



buildings. 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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should rainfall have on a building in Scotter, and does our Scotter surveyor mention it? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the effect which rainfall has on Scotter property is not given more thought by purchasers. If you have only seen the new home on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include mildew in the attic. This can lead to rising damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Scotter which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really just dense render. Typically it is applied to brick to form an even finish. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties for example. It is very similar to mortar (sand and cement) to apply. it can be prone to defect and Scotter Homebuyer Reports sometimes focus on any number of problems for instance when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

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