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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 Home Survey is the correct choice for my planned house purchase in Allestree?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Allestree

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Allestree

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Allestree) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Allestree

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Allestree and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Allestree property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Allestree property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Allestree Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the thirties house we are interested to acquire we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board - will a Allestree survey advise on the electrical system condition?

When preparing a Allestree Homebuyer Report the surveyor should usually mention the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a dangerous condition. This should include a by sight inspection of the superficial parts of the wiring as well as things like confirming the condition of the fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection

Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Allestree.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Allestree that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is a type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over red brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The coating is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Allestree can highlight any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when dampness gets in beneath flashings which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Allestree, and will the home surveyor inquire into water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residential property will be secure against flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Also included on Environment Agency's flood alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Allestree and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Allestree property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Allestree property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Allestree Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the thirties house we are interested to acquire we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board - will a Allestree survey advise on the electrical system condition?

When preparing a Allestree Homebuyer Report the surveyor should usually mention the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a dangerous condition. This should include a by sight inspection of the superficial parts of the wiring as well as things like confirming the condition of the fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection



Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Allestree.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Allestree that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is a type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over red brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The coating is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Allestree can highlight any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might be when dampness gets in beneath flashings which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Allestree, and will the home surveyor inquire into water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residential property will be secure against flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Also included on Environment Agency's flood alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

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