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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Beacon Hill

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Beacon Hill

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Beacon Hill) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Beacon Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Beacon Hill

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Beacon Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Beacon Hill property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Beacon Hill property's condition along with information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Beacon Hill House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Beacon Hill will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the survey. In order to determine an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no serious legal problems like proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local area assumptions, for example services, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like Beacon Hill planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Beacon Hill, what warnings would you give for homes built with English bond walls?

Brick residential property be affected by a number of issues. For instance, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call P H, Beavers Lodge/East Church St, Kenninghall, Norwich, NR16 2EP on 07551 400571 for a quote for repair work.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Beacon Hill house. Are there specific issues to bear in mind?

Upkeep fees for stone-built Beacon Hill property can be higher than for more standard. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be replacing missing or badly worn stones.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Beacon Hill and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Beacon Hill property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Beacon Hill property's condition along with information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Beacon Hill House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Beacon Hill will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the survey. In order to determine an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.



A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no serious legal problems like proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local area assumptions, for example services, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like Beacon Hill planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Beacon Hill, what warnings would you give for homes built with English bond walls?

Brick residential property be affected by a number of issues. For instance, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call P H, Beavers Lodge/East Church St, Kenninghall, Norwich, NR16 2EP on 07551 400571 for a quote for repair work.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Beacon Hill house. Are there specific issues to bear in mind?

Upkeep fees for stone-built Beacon Hill property can be higher than for more standard. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be replacing missing or badly worn stones.

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