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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 property purchase in Shawbury?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shawbury

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shawbury

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Shawbury) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional , for example architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shawbury

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Shawbury and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Shawbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Shawbury property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Shawbury Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Shawbury Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) house in Shawbury which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish render. Normally stucco is layered over underlying red brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly grand in appearance and was often applied to Victorian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Shawbury Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover any number of problems e.g. lateral cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints. Other issues might be when moisture below DPCs that results in detachment. Re-coating problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed wall cracks in the living room, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Shawbury Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Shawbury. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings.

All forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Shawbury and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Shawbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Shawbury property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Shawbury Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Shawbury Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) house in Shawbury which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish render. Normally stucco is layered over underlying red brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly grand in appearance and was often applied to Victorian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Shawbury Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover any number of problems e.g. lateral cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints. Other issues might be when moisture below DPCs that results in detachment. Re-coating problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed wall cracks in the living room, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Shawbury Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Shawbury. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In severe temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings.

All forms (including white) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

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