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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Abridge

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Abridge

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Abridge) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Abridge

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Abridge and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Abridge property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Abridge property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Abridge Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will a Chartered Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Abridge that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco is applied to underlying red brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco is very attractive and is often found on Regency homes. It is very similar to mortar. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Abridge can discover defects such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost

Another example of problems might result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will high levels of rainfall have on our new house?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on buildings in Abridge is rarely paid due attention by buyers. If you have only seen the new home in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden. Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include "gushing" gutters.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. Where this is disregarded, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

External walls

For the Abridge HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Decaying masonry on veneer walls is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Abridge and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Abridge property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Abridge property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Abridge Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will a Chartered Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Abridge that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco is applied to underlying red brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco is very attractive and is often found on Regency homes. It is very similar to mortar. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Abridge can discover defects such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost



Another example of problems might result from the difficulty is testing for damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will high levels of rainfall have on our new house?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on buildings in Abridge is rarely paid due attention by buyers. If you have only seen the new home in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden. Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include "gushing" gutters.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. Where this is disregarded, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

External walls

For the Abridge HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Decaying masonry on veneer walls is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.

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