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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Beacon Hill but are worried about pests - Will a house surveyor look into this?

Properties in Beacon Hill are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, pest problems can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence is a problem affecting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

House Prices

We are in the process of investing in a detached property in Beacon Hill (BH16). It is on the market for £272, 609. What considerations will a RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Beacon Hill ?

Any number of issues that might affect house prices e.g. the amount of ground rent or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to benchmark prices the prices of house achieved in the nearby area for similar houses.

This means house prices registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £295, 909, which is £23, 300 more than the selling price (£288, 804 was the blended house/flat average). Sunrise Cottage, 133A, Wareham Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, Purbeck, Dorset, BH16 6DZ a detached property was purchased for £330, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part.

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Beacon Hill but are worried about pests - Will a house surveyor look into this?

Properties in Beacon Hill are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, pest problems can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence is a problem affecting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report reveal?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

House Prices

We are in the process of investing in a detached property in Beacon Hill (BH16). It is on the market for £272, 609. What considerations will a RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Beacon Hill ?

Any number of issues that might affect house prices e.g. the amount of ground rent or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to benchmark prices the prices of house achieved in the nearby area for similar houses.

This means house prices registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £295, 909, which is £23, 300 more than the selling price (£288, 804 was the blended house/flat average). Sunrise Cottage, 133A, Wareham Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, Purbeck, Dorset, BH16 6DZ a detached property was purchased for £330, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part.

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