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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 Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Toddington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Toddington

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Toddington) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Toddington

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Toddington and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Toddington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Toddington property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Toddington Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Toddington, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can we expect the Toddington Home Survey to mention this?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for house owners. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, 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 window frames or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Isolated patches of

wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Toddington, and think we saw signs of vermin in the hall - What should we do?

Buyers in Toddington should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there is a danger of flaky asbestos roof tiles in existence at the building. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings.

All forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos as part of the survey. Your Toddington surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Toddington and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Toddington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Toddington property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Toddington Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Toddington, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can we expect the Toddington Home Survey to mention this?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for house owners. Issues range from uneven soil compaction to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, 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 window frames or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Isolated patches of



wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Toddington, and think we saw signs of vermin in the hall - What should we do?

Buyers in Toddington should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there is a danger of flaky asbestos roof tiles in existence at the building. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings.

All forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos as part of the survey. Your Toddington surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

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