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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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Valuation
Property
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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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Need a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alvaston

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alvaston

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Alvaston) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alvaston

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Alvaston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alvaston property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Alvaston property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Alvaston Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we consider downspouts? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in Alvaston, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on property in Alvaston is overlooked by buyers. Signs that gutters are at risk include mildew in the attic. Whether buying in Alvaston or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In

the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your Alvaston surveyor should report on possible asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the old property. Will access to the roofing be problematic?

Houses in Alvaston in good condition can often hide difficulties with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A roofing contractor in Alvaston can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Alvaston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alvaston property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Alvaston property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Alvaston Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we consider downspouts? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in Alvaston, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on property in Alvaston is overlooked by buyers. Signs that gutters are at risk include mildew in the attic. Whether buying in Alvaston or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In



the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your Alvaston surveyor should report on possible asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the old property. Will access to the roofing be problematic?

Houses in Alvaston in good condition can often hide difficulties with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A roofing contractor in Alvaston can provide an estimate.

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