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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Addlestone

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Addlestone

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Addlestone) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Addlestone

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing 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 property in Addlestone and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Addlestone property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Addlestone property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Addlestone Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would be advised to be wary of when intending to buy a converted house in Addlestone in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor must possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and any connection they have with the property and its value. The price of property will be greater owing to them retaining original features. However a large number have fallen into a poor state e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors are expected inform you if the home is or might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are conducted as part of the legal process. Unapproved changes to the building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Does the House Survey cover this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Addlestone house's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Addlestone surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types are found in the building materials such as textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks.

All forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to disturb asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. On no account attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Addlestone home survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Addlestone and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Addlestone property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Addlestone property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Addlestone Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would be advised to be wary of when intending to buy a converted house in Addlestone in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor must possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and any connection they have with the property and its value. The price of property will be greater owing to them retaining original features. However a large number have fallen into a poor state e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors are expected inform you if the home is or might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are conducted as part of the legal process. Unapproved changes to the building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Does the House Survey cover this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Addlestone house's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Addlestone surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types are found in the building materials such as textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks.

All forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to disturb asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. On no account attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Addlestone home survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

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