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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Arundel

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Arundel

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Arundel) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Arundel

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Arundel and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Arundel property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Arundel property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Arundel Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor examine the condition of the gas appliances?

Your qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route for example, as well as gas affiliated installations e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). The gas fittings will not however be detached. Gas is potentially fatal, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Traditionally built property

What do I need to bear in mind when purchasing an older property? What consequences will the construction have on regular maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can create issues for homeowners, and Arundel structures featuring traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for listed property, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. Discuss this with your building surveyor for further advice.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Arundel, and can a Arundel residential surveyor search for water damage, or if the garden have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are at risk of flood damage. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the Building Survey may advise on urgent repairs.An awareness of characteristics of the Arundel area likely to affect the home in Arundel also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The chartered surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Arundel and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Arundel property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Arundel property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Arundel Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor examine the condition of the gas appliances?

Your qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route for example, as well as gas affiliated installations e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). The gas fittings will not however be detached. Gas is potentially fatal, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .



Traditionally built property

What do I need to bear in mind when purchasing an older property? What consequences will the construction have on regular maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can create issues for homeowners, and Arundel structures featuring traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for listed property, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. Discuss this with your building surveyor for further advice.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Arundel, and can a Arundel residential surveyor search for water damage, or if the garden have been affected?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are at risk of flood damage. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the Building Survey may advise on urgent repairs.An awareness of characteristics of the Arundel area likely to affect the home in Arundel also enables the chartered surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The chartered surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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