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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 Home Survey do I need for my intended house purchase in Shotton?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shotton

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shotton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shotton) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for non standard , for example cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shotton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Shotton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Shotton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Shotton property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Shotton property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Shotton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing a building constructed in 1750 in Shotton? Will the house's age be a concern?

Some buyers plan to buy a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can worry purchasers. Property employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Shotton's conservation areas, Materials suitable for the work may be required.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the house. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property may indicate subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Gas flame

Does a Shotton surveyor look into the state of the gas appliances?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, as well as gas affiliated appliances e.g. balanced flues. However, the Shotton qualified surveyor won't remove the external fittings and will not carry out any tests on the appliances or system. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe, if you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Flintshire based local firms include CTHS Northwest Ltd T/A Vicki Jones of Unit 27, Garden City Ind Est, Sealand Avenue, Deeside, Clwyd Tel. 0800 783 3937 and Clive Terry Heating Services of Clive Terry Heating Services Ltd, 27 Garden City Industrial Estate, Deeside Tel. 0800 2833937.

Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Shotton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Shotton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Shotton property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Shotton property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Shotton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing a building constructed in 1750 in Shotton? Will the house's age be a concern?

Some buyers plan to buy a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can worry purchasers. Property employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Shotton's conservation areas, Materials suitable for the work may be required.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the house. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property may indicate subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Gas flame

Does a Shotton surveyor look into the state of the gas appliances?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, as well as gas affiliated appliances e.g. balanced flues. However, the Shotton qualified surveyor won't remove the external fittings and will not carry out any tests on the appliances or system. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe, if you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Flintshire based local firms include CTHS Northwest Ltd T/A Vicki Jones of Unit 27, Garden City Ind Est, Sealand Avenue, Deeside, Clwyd Tel. 0800 783 3937 and Clive Terry Heating Services of Clive Terry Heating Services Ltd, 27 Garden City Industrial Estate, Deeside Tel. 0800 2833937.

Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

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