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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 Arkley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Arkley

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Arkley) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option for non standard e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Arkley

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Arkley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Arkley property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Arkley property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Arkley Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the unmodernised property I expect to lease, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, does a Homebuyer Report in Arkley go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Arkley a qualified surveyor will typically add detail on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the accessible sections of the wiring as well as things, for example checking the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. A check for the evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Arkley. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing an old building? Will repairs costs be higher?

Older construction methods and materials can create issues for homeowners, and Buildings featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required. If you have doubts, speak to the chartered surveyor for more detail.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and does the Arkley building survey report on it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Some types were commonly found in the building materials such as soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Arkley HomeBuyer report. They will note the risk of asbestos during the Arkley survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Arkley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Arkley property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Arkley property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Arkley Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the unmodernised property I expect to lease, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, does a Homebuyer Report in Arkley go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Arkley a qualified surveyor will typically add detail on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the accessible sections of the wiring as well as things, for example checking the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. A check for the evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.



The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Arkley. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing an old building? Will repairs costs be higher?

Older construction methods and materials can create issues for homeowners, and Buildings featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required. If you have doubts, speak to the chartered surveyor for more detail.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and does the Arkley building survey report on it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Some types were commonly found in the building materials such as soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Arkley HomeBuyer report. They will note the risk of asbestos during the Arkley survey and should suggest experts are consulted.

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