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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.

Chimney stacks

In a Alton HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E1 - Chimney stacks' refer to?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property buyers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Alton property. If a Alton property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

In Alton, examples include no chimney liner. Possible defects are visually inspected where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does rain have on our new home?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact heavy rain can have on homes is rarely considered properly by buyers. One indication that drainage are damaged is a waterlogged garden. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would need to check out if planning to buy a converted flat in Alton inside a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local area factors and any effect they have on the property and its value. Property values will be significantly higher as a result of them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have fallen into a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors will tell you whether the property is/might be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Alton Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your legal representation. Unapproved developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be concern for the lawyer.

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.

Chimney stacks

In a Alton HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E1 - Chimney stacks' refer to?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property buyers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Alton property. If a Alton property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

In Alton, examples include no chimney liner. Possible defects are visually inspected where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does rain have on our new home?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact heavy rain can have on homes is rarely considered properly by buyers. One indication that drainage are damaged is a waterlogged garden. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would need to check out if planning to buy a converted flat in Alton inside a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local area factors and any effect they have on the property and its value. Property values will be significantly higher as a result of them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have fallen into a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors will tell you whether the property is/might be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Alton Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your legal representation. Unapproved developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be concern for the lawyer.

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