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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 is the correct choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stocksbridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stocksbridge

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Stocksbridge) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stocksbridge

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stocksbridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Stocksbridge property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the Stocksbridge property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Stocksbridge property's state of repair along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Stocksbridge House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does wet conditions have on a house?

Both in Stocksbridge, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rain has on houses is overlooked. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. This can lead to damage to foundations.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. If not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a house in Stocksbridge and saw cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Stone block wall damage

Can Forest of Dean stone-built property be difficult to repair. What problems should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Ranging from Ham Hill Middle Bed Limestone to Rockingstone Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Stocksbridge should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Hepworth Building Products Ltd, Hazelhead, Crow Edge, Sheffield, S36 4HG for details. Call 01226 763561 for more information.

For more details, get in touch with a local firm, including Cunningham Ken of Smithy Fold Farm, Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DA.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stocksbridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Stocksbridge property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the Stocksbridge property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Stocksbridge property's state of repair along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Stocksbridge House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does wet conditions have on a house?

Both in Stocksbridge, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rain has on houses is overlooked. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. This can lead to damage to foundations.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. If not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


We are buying a house in Stocksbridge and saw cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Stone block wall damage

Can Forest of Dean stone-built property be difficult to repair. What problems should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Ranging from Ham Hill Middle Bed Limestone to Rockingstone Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Stocksbridge should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Hepworth Building Products Ltd, Hazelhead, Crow Edge, Sheffield, S36 4HG for details. Call 01226 763561 for more information.

For more details, get in touch with a local firm, including Cunningham Ken of Smithy Fold Farm, Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DA.

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