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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Cave

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Cave

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in South Cave) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Cave

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the South Cave property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension on the South Cave property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the South Cave property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a South Cave Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in South Cave. What directions can a South Cave property surveyor offer?

Brick-walled houses in South Cave can experience a number of issues, ranging from defective mortar to weathering. A defect requiring immediate attention is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. KD (UK) Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8903 1165 or 25 Chippenham Av, Wembley, HA9 6NH.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building are used in properties built throughout the ages. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in South Cave which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact dense render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco render is highly appealing and is found on Georgian houses for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and South Cave Homebuyer Reports frequently focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal hairline cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be the source of maintenance problems for homes in South Cave. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in South Cave, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the South Cave property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension on the South Cave property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the South Cave property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a South Cave Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in South Cave. What directions can a South Cave property surveyor offer?

Brick-walled houses in South Cave can experience a number of issues, ranging from defective mortar to weathering. A defect requiring immediate attention is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. KD (UK) Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8903 1165 or 25 Chippenham Av, Wembley, HA9 6NH.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building are used in properties built throughout the ages. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.



Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in South Cave which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact dense render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco render is highly appealing and is found on Georgian houses for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and South Cave Homebuyer Reports frequently focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal hairline cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be the source of maintenance problems for homes in South Cave. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in South Cave, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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