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Homebuyer
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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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What property survey is the right choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shepshed

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shepshed

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shepshed) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shepshed

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Shepshed and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Shepshed property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Shepshed property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Shepshed property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Shepshed Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will a Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Shepshed that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Typically it is applied to brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is very appealing and was often applied to Georgian homes. It is very similar to mortar. it can be problematic and Shepshed Homebuyer Reports commonly reveal defects such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost.

Another example of problems may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-covering problems can be costly as craftsmen are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Shepshed subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older houses cracks are revealed in warmer weather that close up in the Winter when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of an infestation in the dining room - Do we need a surveyor?

Shepshed properties are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for pests may include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted materials. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Shepshed and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Shepshed property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Shepshed property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Shepshed property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Shepshed Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will a Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Shepshed that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Typically it is applied to brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is very appealing and was often applied to Georgian homes. It is very similar to mortar. it can be problematic and Shepshed Homebuyer Reports commonly reveal defects such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost.

Another example of problems may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-covering problems can be costly as craftsmen are getting rarer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Shepshed subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older houses cracks are revealed in warmer weather that close up in the Winter when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of an infestation in the dining room - Do we need a surveyor?

Shepshed properties are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for pests may include professional cleaning and destruction of tainted materials. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

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