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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What Survey is right for my prospective home purchase in Southville?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southville

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southville

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Southville) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southville

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

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

If you intend to carry out any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Southville property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Southville Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about vermin on the road - Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Southville property are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, 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. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Conservation area

Are there any things we need to verify if planning to buy an extended house in Southville in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council. Your surveyor need to possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and the effect may have with the home. Values will be higher as a result of them retaining their original character.

Surveyors will advise if the home looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised by your solicitor. Unconsented changes to the building may be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1973-built flat in Southville and saw evidence of that the basement door frame was skewed. Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Most homes in Southville are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by shrubs and trees. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

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

If you intend to carry out any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Southville property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Southville Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about vermin on the road - Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Southville property are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, 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. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Conservation area


Are there any things we need to verify if planning to buy an extended house in Southville in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council. Your surveyor need to possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and the effect may have with the home. Values will be higher as a result of them retaining their original character.

Surveyors will advise if the home looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised by your solicitor. Unconsented changes to the building may be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1973-built flat in Southville and saw evidence of that the basement door frame was skewed. Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Most homes in Southville are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by shrubs and trees. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. 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.

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