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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Waltham

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Waltham

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Waltham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Waltham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Waltham and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Waltham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Waltham property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Waltham Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a conversion with stone walls cause problems? What problems should we be aware of?

Buyers of a stone-built listed building should consider that appropriate maintenance methods and goods are used. These restrictions are often rigorously enforced. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. 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.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I would be advised to be wary of if intending to buy a property in Waltham in Waltham conservation area ?

Waltham is in a conservation area and has been classified as very bad by English Heritage, with medium vulnerability and no significant change. For more information see their website. There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Waltham is monitored by North East Lincolnshire Council at Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU. Call 01472 313131.

Home Buyers Surveys in Waltham need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection may have on the home and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to them being in their original state.

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise whether the property looks like it may be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Waltham Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted by your legal adviser. Out of keeping modifications to the building may also be noted but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms including white are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Waltham and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Waltham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Waltham property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Waltham Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a conversion with stone walls cause problems? What problems should we be aware of?

Buyers of a stone-built listed building should consider that appropriate maintenance methods and goods are used. These restrictions are often rigorously enforced. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. 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.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include.



Conservation area

Will there be any issues I would be advised to be wary of if intending to buy a property in Waltham in Waltham conservation area ?

Waltham is in a conservation area and has been classified as very bad by English Heritage, with medium vulnerability and no significant change. For more information see their website. There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Waltham is monitored by North East Lincolnshire Council at Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU. Call 01472 313131.

Home Buyers Surveys in Waltham need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection may have on the home and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to them being in their original state.

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise whether the property looks like it may be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Waltham Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted by your legal adviser. Out of keeping modifications to the building may also be noted but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms including white are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will inform you of the options.

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