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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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Which property survey do I need for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Werburghs

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Werburghs

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in St Werburghs) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Werburghs

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in St Werburghs and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Werburghs property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Werburghs property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a St Werburghs Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example pipe lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe insulation.

All forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to displace the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a St Werburghs survey. They will note potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I commission the full structural survey if buying a dilapidated fifties cottage near St Werburghs over a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly called a Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer available and has been reclassified by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. If you are planning to buy an unconventional St Werburghs home such as a dilapidated house, this is now the correct selection of survey. This survey sets out thorough and salient details about the property's state of repair in addition to any maintenance needs after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has suggested subsidence could be a concern affecting the home. What subsidence issues will the property survey consider?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

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 destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in St Werburghs and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Werburghs property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Werburghs property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a St Werburghs Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there is a concern of asbestos sprayed on coatings concealed in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example pipe lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe insulation.

All forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to displace the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately.



Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a St Werburghs survey. They will note potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I commission the full structural survey if buying a dilapidated fifties cottage near St Werburghs over a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly called a Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer available and has been reclassified by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. If you are planning to buy an unconventional St Werburghs home such as a dilapidated house, this is now the correct selection of survey. This survey sets out thorough and salient details about the property's state of repair in addition to any maintenance needs after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has suggested subsidence could be a concern affecting the home. What subsidence issues will the property survey consider?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

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 destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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