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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Belford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Belford

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Belford) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Belford

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually 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 for a property in Belford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Belford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Belford property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Belford House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a farmstead. What effect will the construction have on upkeep?

Some buyers hope to own a unique or characterful property. A property's age, however, can be problematic. Belford homes built with traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Belford home built in the mid 40s, but it has clay foundations. Can a House Survey investigate this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Belford property. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as widening cracks. Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a boundary wall) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement as a standard part of the survey. To ascertain the value of the property your chartered surveyor will refer to area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. square metres Your Belford surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues like no laws are broken by intended use of property. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local Belford area assumptions, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant Belford environmental problems like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Belford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Belford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Belford property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Belford House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a farmstead. What effect will the construction have on upkeep?

Some buyers hope to own a unique or characterful property. A property's age, however, can be problematic. Belford homes built with traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Belford home built in the mid 40s, but it has clay foundations. Can a House Survey investigate this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Belford property. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as widening cracks. Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a boundary wall) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement as a standard part of the survey. To ascertain the value of the property your chartered surveyor will refer to area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. square metres Your Belford surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues like no laws are broken by intended use of property. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local Belford area assumptions, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant Belford environmental problems like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

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