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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alton

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Alton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alton

    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

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Alton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Alton property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Alton Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Alton home surveyor search for any flooding damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Alton residence is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and home buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. Flood water can enter a Alton property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Alton property enables the building surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The building surveyor may ask the seller if the Alton property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace.

All forms including white are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to remove the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos is costly but absolutely must be completed by professionals. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will mention the risk of asbestos risks and should suggest experts are consulted.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Scottish bond upkeep suggestions for the Alton residence we're purchasing? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built Alton conversions do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be affected by numerous defects, such as frost damage. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Pearce Tom should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01932 761631 or 19 Staveley Rd, Ashford, TW15 1TF.

For instance, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Alton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Alton property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Alton Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Alton home surveyor search for any flooding damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Alton residence is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and home buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents. Flood water can enter a Alton property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Alton property enables the building surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The building surveyor may ask the seller if the Alton property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace.

All forms including white are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to remove the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos is costly but absolutely must be completed by professionals. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will mention the risk of asbestos risks and should suggest experts are consulted.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Scottish bond upkeep suggestions for the Alton residence we're purchasing? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built Alton conversions do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be affected by numerous defects, such as frost damage. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Pearce Tom should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01932 761631 or 19 Staveley Rd, Ashford, TW15 1TF.

For instance, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

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