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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wells

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wells

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wells) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wells

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Wells and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Wells property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Wells property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Wells Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a building in the region a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including hazardous refuse. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health problems for example gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Wells surveyors will consider structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Mendip Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Wells is a concern. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence information does the Wells property survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement for example. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to break asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a Wells building survey. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Wells and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Wells property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Wells property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Wells Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a building in the region a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including hazardous refuse. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health problems for example gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Wells surveyors will consider structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Mendip Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Wells is a concern. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence information does the Wells property survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement for example. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to break asbestos. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a Wells building survey. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

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