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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Battlesbridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Battlesbridge

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Battlesbridge) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as granite wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Battlesbridge

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Battlesbridge and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Battlesbridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Battlesbridge property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Battlesbridge Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Battlesbridge, and think we saw signs of insects in the attic - Will a residential surveyor look into this?

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 costly to fix. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to pest problems can include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Property Survey to mention this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a sixties house we are intending to purchase we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets - will a Homebuyer Report in Battlesbridge go into detail on the electrics?

When conducting a Home Survey in Battlesbridge the RICS surveyor should report on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor is required to provide detail on concerns such as the condition miniature circuit breakers. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Battlesbridge.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Battlesbridge and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Battlesbridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Battlesbridge property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Battlesbridge Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Battlesbridge, and think we saw signs of insects in the attic - Will a residential surveyor look into this?

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 costly to fix. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to pest problems can include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Property Survey to mention this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a sixties house we are intending to purchase we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets - will a Homebuyer Report in Battlesbridge go into detail on the electrics?

When conducting a Home Survey in Battlesbridge the RICS surveyor should report on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor is required to provide detail on concerns such as the condition miniature circuit breakers. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Battlesbridge.

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