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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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What Survey should I pick for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Hill

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Hill

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in West Hill) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West Hill and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the West Hill property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the West Hill property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a West Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a home in West Hill and noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but dining room floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will damp weather have on a home?

Regular rainfall is common in West Hill and across the country, but the impact damp weather can have on homes in West Hill is not given enough thought. One indication that downspouts are blocked is corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the building survey search for indications of water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a West Hill house in West Hill is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Both property purchasers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flood damage occurs. In addition, the home survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house or on adjacent sites. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West Hill and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the West Hill property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the West Hill property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a West Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a home in West Hill and noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but dining room floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will damp weather have on a home?

Regular rainfall is common in West Hill and across the country, but the impact damp weather can have on homes in West Hill is not given enough thought. One indication that downspouts are blocked is corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the building survey search for indications of water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a West Hill house in West Hill is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Both property purchasers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flood damage occurs. In addition, the home survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house or on adjacent sites. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

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