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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barrow In Furness

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barrow In Furness

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barrow In Furness) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barrow In Furness

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barrow In Furness and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barrow In Furness property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Barrow In Furness property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Barrow In Furness Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sealant. It is found all over the world including Canada.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a one fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful however, on no account to move it and expert advice should be sought ASAP. Removing it asbestos is expensive must always be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that wet rot had been a concern. What will our home surveyor look into during the survey?

Barrow In Furness properties with no other major issues could feature ponding, among a range of other roofing issues. From eaves to tie beams, every part of the roof will be taken into account. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing contractor in the local area with accreditation can provide a quote. Contact T P Contracting of 135 Rampside, Barrow-In-Furness, LA13 0PX on 01229 812341 for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and how does the surveyor work it out?

Homebuyer Reports include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will use local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Barrow In Furness area conjectures like services, are made in addition to any Barrow In Furness environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Barrow In Furness and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barrow In Furness property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Barrow In Furness property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Barrow In Furness Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sealant. It is found all over the world including Canada.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact inhaling a one fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful however, on no account to move it and expert advice should be sought ASAP. Removing it asbestos is expensive must always be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that wet rot had been a concern. What will our home surveyor look into during the survey?

Barrow In Furness properties with no other major issues could feature ponding, among a range of other roofing issues. From eaves to tie beams, every part of the roof will be taken into account. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing contractor in the local area with accreditation can provide a quote. Contact T P Contracting of 135 Rampside, Barrow-In-Furness, LA13 0PX on 01229 812341 for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and how does the surveyor work it out?

Homebuyer Reports include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will use local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Barrow In Furness area conjectures like services, are made in addition to any Barrow In Furness environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in.

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