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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 property survey is the correct choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ashton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ashton

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ashton) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ashton

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ashton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ashton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the Ashton property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Ashton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I upgrade to a full structural survey when considering a doer-upper Edwardian home in Ashton as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often called a Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer offered has actually been superseded by RICS and the correct name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a post 1950s Ashton house of normal building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. A Building Survey would be the right survey to opt for the house mentioned. You should be aware of a few restrictions exist

with a property survey as a qualified surveyor wont be able to force or open up the structure of the house nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor give details on the serviceability of the gas flues?

A qualified surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected for example, in addition to gas related fixtures, for instance chimney breasts. Fittings or covers won't be detached. Gas is potentially fatal, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I am planning to move into, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Ashton survey report on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Ashton the RICS surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair.

This should include a visual look-over of any revealed areas of the wiring as well as potential areas for concern such as confirming the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Ashton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Ashton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the Ashton property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Ashton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I upgrade to a full structural survey when considering a doer-upper Edwardian home in Ashton as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often called a Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer offered has actually been superseded by RICS and the correct name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a post 1950s Ashton house of normal building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. A Building Survey would be the right survey to opt for the house mentioned. You should be aware of a few restrictions exist



with a property survey as a qualified surveyor wont be able to force or open up the structure of the house nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor give details on the serviceability of the gas flues?

A qualified surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected for example, in addition to gas related fixtures, for instance chimney breasts. Fittings or covers won't be detached. Gas is potentially fatal, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I am planning to move into, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does Ashton survey report on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Ashton the RICS surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair.

This should include a visual look-over of any revealed areas of the wiring as well as potential areas for concern such as confirming the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

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