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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wilberfoss

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wilberfoss

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wilberfoss) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wilberfoss

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Wilberfoss and which is cheaper?

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

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

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Wilberfoss property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Wilberfoss Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Wilberfoss and saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but bathroom floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence information does the Wilberfoss home survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied without a great deal of stress. In addition, some homes in Wilberfoss are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by bushes and trees. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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

Is rain an issue in Wilberfoss? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Wilberfoss, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on buildings in Wilberfoss is rarely considered properly by house purchasers. If you have only visited the residence in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. Poor drainage can lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Wilberfoss or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Wilberfoss, what input does a surveyor in Wilberfoss give for houses constructed with Sussex bond brick? Is age a factor?

Brick houses in Wilberfoss will experience numerous defects, such as sulphate expansion. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with repair advice also supplied. An especially severe issue is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. A local builder should be able to assist. Call KD (UK) Ltd, 25 Chippenham Av, Wembley, HA9 6NH on 020 8903 1165 for a quote for repair work.

For instance, shiner bond or common bond may be used in the construction of houses in Wilberfoss.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Wilberfoss and which is cheaper?

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

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

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Wilberfoss property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Wilberfoss Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Wilberfoss and saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but bathroom floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence information does the Wilberfoss home survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be remedied without a great deal of stress. In addition, some homes in Wilberfoss are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by bushes and trees. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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

Is rain an issue in Wilberfoss? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Wilberfoss, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which wet weather has on buildings in Wilberfoss is rarely considered properly by house purchasers. If you have only visited the residence in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. Poor drainage can lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Wilberfoss or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Wilberfoss, what input does a surveyor in Wilberfoss give for houses constructed with Sussex bond brick? Is age a factor?

Brick houses in Wilberfoss will experience numerous defects, such as sulphate expansion. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with repair advice also supplied. An especially severe issue is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. A local builder should be able to assist. Call KD (UK) Ltd, 25 Chippenham Av, Wembley, HA9 6NH on 020 8903 1165 for a quote for repair work.

For instance, shiner bond or common bond may be used in the construction of houses in Wilberfoss.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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