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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wiveliscombe

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wiveliscombe

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wiveliscombe) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. thatched roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wiveliscombe

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Wiveliscombe and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Wiveliscombe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations on the Wiveliscombe property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give comprehensive details of the Wiveliscombe property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Wiveliscombe House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Wiveliscombe , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we look for?

Local property in good condition can be blighted by difficulties with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as valley gutters, ought to be checked. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of repairing a bowing truss, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A local contractor with accreditation can provide a quote. Call Wellington Flat Roofing of 90-91, Rockwell Green, Wellington, TA21 9BY on 01823 667113 for a quote.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Wiveliscombe builder has mentioned subsidence might be worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In some older houses cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as water is drawn out of the soil by bushes and trees. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.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. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a conversion with Portland stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of houses in Wiveliscombe. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled houses in Wiveliscombe.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Wiveliscombe and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Wiveliscombe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations on the Wiveliscombe property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give comprehensive details of the Wiveliscombe property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Wiveliscombe House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Wiveliscombe , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we look for?

Local property in good condition can be blighted by difficulties with the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as valley gutters, ought to be checked. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of repairing a bowing truss, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A local contractor with accreditation can provide a quote. Call Wellington Flat Roofing of 90-91, Rockwell Green, Wellington, TA21 9BY on 01823 667113 for a quote.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Wiveliscombe builder has mentioned subsidence might be worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In some older houses cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as water is drawn out of the soil by bushes and trees. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.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. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a conversion with Portland stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of houses in Wiveliscombe. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled houses in Wiveliscombe.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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