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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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What Survey is the right choice for my prospective house purchase in Alfriston?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alfriston

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alfriston

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Alfriston) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example wychert or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alfriston

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Alfriston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Alfriston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Alfriston property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Alfriston House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Alfriston and spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but dining room floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence information does the Alfriston home survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older structures cracks appear in Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits in spending a bit more on a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when considering a extended mid terrace townhouse?

Although commonly described as Full Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers these technical property surveys are now named Building Surveys If buying a modified Alfriston house - such as a dilapidated house, it is the right choice of home survey. This non prescribed format of report portrays comprehensive and far-reaching professional advice concerning the homes construction on top of any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the house. There are certain limitations with the survey insofar as the surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Alfriston building for example removing secured panels. Permanent external structures or buildings will, in addition, be checked out on the Alfriston property survey.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Alfriston Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Alfriston property will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor should use area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. state of repair Your Alfriston surveyor will also consider construction type and use key assumptions e.g. there being no significant defects. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings.

Further Alfriston conjectures, such as stairway access to a maisonette or the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Alfriston environmental issues like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Alfriston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Alfriston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Alfriston property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Alfriston House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Alfriston and spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but dining room floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence information does the Alfriston home survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older structures cracks appear in Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.



Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits in spending a bit more on a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when considering a extended mid terrace townhouse?

Although commonly described as Full Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers these technical property surveys are now named Building Surveys If buying a modified Alfriston house - such as a dilapidated house, it is the right choice of home survey. This non prescribed format of report portrays comprehensive and far-reaching professional advice concerning the homes construction on top of any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the house. There are certain limitations with the survey insofar as the surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Alfriston building for example removing secured panels. Permanent external structures or buildings will, in addition, be checked out on the Alfriston property survey.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Alfriston Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a boundary wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Alfriston property will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor should use area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. state of repair Your Alfriston surveyor will also consider construction type and use key assumptions e.g. there being no significant defects. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings.

Further Alfriston conjectures, such as stairway access to a maisonette or the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Alfriston environmental issues like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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