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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Allenton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Allenton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Allenton) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Allenton

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Allenton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Allenton property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

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

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I am intending to purchase it appeared that there is an old fuse board - will a Allenton survey advise on the electrical system?

When preparing a Building Survey in Allenton your RICS surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a poor condition. Your surveyor is trained to provide detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Allenton .

The IEE suggest that an electrical check should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco home in Allenton.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian homes. It is similar to mortar (sand and cement). It used to contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Allenton Home Buyers Suveys commonly discover potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when stucco is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems may result from the difficulty in testing for damp underneath. Re-covering problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1770 in Allenton? What consequences will the home's wooden structure have on regular maintenance?

Some purchasers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a Tudor home. Older construction methods and materials, however, can be problematic, and Allenton property built with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Allenton listed buildings. If you plan to make alterations to a period structure, discuss options with your surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Allenton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Allenton property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

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

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I am intending to purchase it appeared that there is an old fuse board - will a Allenton survey advise on the electrical system?

When preparing a Building Survey in Allenton your RICS surveyor should mention the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a poor condition. Your surveyor is trained to provide detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Allenton .



The IEE suggest that an electrical check should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco home in Allenton.

Stucco is in fact a type of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian homes. It is similar to mortar (sand and cement). It used to contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Allenton Home Buyers Suveys commonly discover potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when stucco is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems may result from the difficulty in testing for damp underneath. Re-covering problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1770 in Allenton? What consequences will the home's wooden structure have on regular maintenance?

Some purchasers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a Tudor home. Older construction methods and materials, however, can be problematic, and Allenton property built with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Allenton listed buildings. If you plan to make alterations to a period structure, discuss options with your surveyor for more information.

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