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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Walkington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walkington

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Walkington) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for non standard property such as mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walkington

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Walkington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Walkington property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Walkington property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Walkington Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Walkington is an issue. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the property survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in newly constructed structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In general, homes in Walkington are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.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. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney repair tips for the Victorian house we are buying? Does brick decay faster in Walkington weather?

Walkington converted property with brick walls can indicate diverse problems. These can include erosion or defective mortar. For instance, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and should be taken very seriously. KD (UK) Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 020 8903 1165 or 25 Chippenham Av, Wembley, HA9 6NH.

E.g. common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing an old building in Walkington? What effect will the box frame structure have on maintenance?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can concern buyers. Walkington property built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Walkington listed buildings. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Walkington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Walkington property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Walkington property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Walkington Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Walkington is an issue. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the property survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in newly constructed structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In general, homes in Walkington are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.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. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney repair tips for the Victorian house we are buying? Does brick decay faster in Walkington weather?

Walkington converted property with brick walls can indicate diverse problems. These can include erosion or defective mortar. For instance, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and should be taken very seriously. KD (UK) Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 020 8903 1165 or 25 Chippenham Av, Wembley, HA9 6NH.

E.g. common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing an old building in Walkington? What effect will the box frame structure have on maintenance?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can concern buyers. Walkington property built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Walkington listed buildings. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.

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