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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 I pick for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barrow Upon Soar

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barrow Upon Soar

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Barrow Upon Soar) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard property such as granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barrow Upon Soar

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Barrow Upon Soar and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Barrow Upon Soar property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Barrow Upon Soar property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Barrow Upon Soar Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Barrow Upon Soar, and think we saw signs of bugs in the hall. How do we investigate further?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for an infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe lice, or any pest, may be present, request that your Barrow Upon Soar surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

House Prices

We are planning to be purchasing a detached property in Barrow Upon Soar (LE12). The asking price is £239, 480. What considerations will a RICS surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Barrow Upon Soar ?

Any number of issues which could affect property values for example the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or the local crime statistics. As an indicator, one can try to analyse values achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £228, 080, which is £11, 400 less than the asking price. 6, Matthew Trigge Close, Hathern, Loughborough, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12 5JR a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £121, 000 .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate and professional home valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

A RICS chartered surveyor will visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters where relevant, in addition to gas related installations like chimney breasts. Your Barrow Upon Soar RICS chartered surveyor won't remove fittings and won't carry out any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries about gas fittings, call an engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Barrow Upon Soar and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Barrow Upon Soar property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Barrow Upon Soar property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Barrow Upon Soar Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Barrow Upon Soar, and think we saw signs of bugs in the hall. How do we investigate further?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for an infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe lice, or any pest, may be present, request that your Barrow Upon Soar surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



House Prices

We are planning to be purchasing a detached property in Barrow Upon Soar (LE12). The asking price is £239, 480. What considerations will a RICS surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Barrow Upon Soar ?

Any number of issues which could affect property values for example the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or the local crime statistics. As an indicator, one can try to analyse values achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £228, 080, which is £11, 400 less than the asking price. 6, Matthew Trigge Close, Hathern, Loughborough, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12 5JR a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £121, 000 .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate and professional home valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

A RICS chartered surveyor will visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters where relevant, in addition to gas related installations like chimney breasts. Your Barrow Upon Soar RICS chartered surveyor won't remove fittings and won't carry out any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries about gas fittings, call an engineer.

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