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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Beckermet

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Beckermet

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Beckermet) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Beckermet

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Beckermet and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Beckermet property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Beckermet property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Beckermet Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a flat proximate to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns for example downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Copeland Local Authority and advise you .

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Beckermet, and think we saw signs of bugs in the lounge. Is a Building Survey advisable?

Pests like vermin may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Beckermet. This problem should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there is a risk of asbestos insulation being found in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sprayed on coatings. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken never to move the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Professional removal of asbestos is expensive but must be carried out by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Beckermet HomeBuyer report. However they will report on potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Beckermet and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Beckermet property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Beckermet property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Beckermet Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a flat proximate to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns for example downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Copeland Local Authority and advise you .



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Beckermet, and think we saw signs of bugs in the lounge. Is a Building Survey advisable?

Pests like vermin may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Beckermet. This problem should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there is a risk of asbestos insulation being found in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sprayed on coatings. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken never to move the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Professional removal of asbestos is expensive but must be carried out by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Beckermet HomeBuyer report. However they will report on potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

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