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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sherwood

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sherwood

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sherwood) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sherwood

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Sherwood and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Sherwood property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Sherwood property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Sherwood Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Sherwood builder has suggested subsidence has been a concern affecting the property. Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Often, homes in Sherwood are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of

movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the property, as well as gas associated appliances, for instance chimney breasts. Fittings won't be taken off. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

The regulations legally require landlords to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more money for a full structural survey, as opposed to a Homebuyer Report when carrying out due diligence on regency home ?

Building Survey has taken over the Full Structural Survey following its new title recently by RICS. You should commission the Building Survey for the house you are planning to buy. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid 20th century of later unmodified house of conventional construction materials. There are certain caveats exist with any survey insofar as a chartered surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the structure of the property nor can they investigate the internal state of any flues.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Sherwood and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Sherwood property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Sherwood property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Sherwood Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Sherwood builder has suggested subsidence has been a concern affecting the property. Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement does occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Often, homes in Sherwood are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of



movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the property, as well as gas associated appliances, for instance chimney breasts. Fittings won't be taken off. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

The regulations legally require landlords to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more money for a full structural survey, as opposed to a Homebuyer Report when carrying out due diligence on regency home ?

Building Survey has taken over the Full Structural Survey following its new title recently by RICS. You should commission the Building Survey for the house you are planning to buy. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid 20th century of later unmodified house of conventional construction materials. There are certain caveats exist with any survey insofar as a chartered surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the structure of the property nor can they investigate the internal state of any flues.

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