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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Arnside

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Arnside

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Arnside) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Arnside

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Arnside and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Arnside property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Arnside property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Arnside House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Defective door frame

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Arnside home, can you give examples of Condition rating 3 defects affecting outside doors?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Arnside are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give property purchasers indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. Severe defects impacting the home are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Such issues can have a significant impact on a house or flat's value. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

A fairly common example may be a rotted, damp wooden door frame. The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Broadly speaking, the seal condition of double glazing is covered.

Building Surveys on flats 1

When acquiring a defective Victorian flat home in Arnside, should I get a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as a Building Survey. It is the right property survey when buying a modified flat, for example a tatty flat. A Building Survey should outline comprehensive and relevant information concerning the homes construction materials and any technical details a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. Also flats add complexity. meaning a surveyor is only able to advise on the actual flat the surveyor may give details of communal parts like such as shared roof spaces. For a more detailed comparison of the differences between surveys please read here.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a structure in Arnside, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Will access to the structure's roof be an issue?

Residences in Arnside in good condition can often hide roofing woes, like ponding. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormers to the ridge flashing. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor with good feedback should be able to assist with a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Arnside and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Arnside property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Arnside property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Arnside House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Defective door frame

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Arnside home, can you give examples of Condition rating 3 defects affecting outside doors?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Arnside are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give property purchasers indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. Severe defects impacting the home are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Such issues can have a significant impact on a house or flat's value. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.



A fairly common example may be a rotted, damp wooden door frame. The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Broadly speaking, the seal condition of double glazing is covered.

Building Surveys on flats 1

When acquiring a defective Victorian flat home in Arnside, should I get a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as a Building Survey. It is the right property survey when buying a modified flat, for example a tatty flat. A Building Survey should outline comprehensive and relevant information concerning the homes construction materials and any technical details a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. Also flats add complexity. meaning a surveyor is only able to advise on the actual flat the surveyor may give details of communal parts like such as shared roof spaces. For a more detailed comparison of the differences between surveys please read here.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a structure in Arnside, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Will access to the structure's roof be an issue?

Residences in Arnside in good condition can often hide roofing woes, like ponding. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormers to the ridge flashing. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor with good feedback should be able to assist with a quote.

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