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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whissendine

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whissendine

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Whissendine) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whissendine

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Whissendine and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Whissendine property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Whissendine property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Whissendine Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 24mm gap between the bathroom wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What options are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be corrected. Generally, a builder will return to a new building after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as most of the tell-tale signs could quite easily be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, 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.This need not be expensive.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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the surveyor cannot

give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for homes in Whissendine. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Whether a house was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as termites or fungal decay can create difficulties for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to sticking doors. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a danger of asbestos duct connectors being found in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. boards around windows.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Whissendine survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Whissendine and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Whissendine property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Whissendine property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Whissendine Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 24mm gap between the bathroom wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What options are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be corrected. Generally, a builder will return to a new building after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as most of the tell-tale signs could quite easily be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, 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.This need not be expensive.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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the surveyor cannot



give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have learnt that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for homes in Whissendine. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Whether a house was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as termites or fungal decay can create difficulties for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Visible results may be anything from warping of floorboards to sticking doors. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a danger of asbestos duct connectors being found in the ground floor flat. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. boards around windows.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good tensile strength properties, it may be found in boards around radiators.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Whissendine survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

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