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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 Survey is the correct choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Belgravia

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Belgravia

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Belgravia) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Belgravia

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Belgravia and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Belgravia property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Belgravia property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Belgravia Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to order a full structural survey when looking into a dilapidated period property near Belgravia rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Often described as a Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is now defunct and has actually been reclassified by RICS and the right term is actually now the Building Survey. This is the most appropriate survey to choose if buying an unconventional house e.g. a property in poor condition house. The survey provides relevant insight concerning the property's construction materials and any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas of the house. You can compare what is and isn't included here.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would need to be conscious of when intending to buy a building in Belgravia in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have knowledge of local considerations and any bearing they have with the property and its value. Values will be higher because of conservation areas resisting change. However many conservation areas have fallen into poor condition e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the home is or might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Belgravia Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Berkeley Law Ltd are a local firm situated at 19 Berkeley Street, Westminster, London, W1J 8ED and should be prepared to help. Tel: 0207 399 0930

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Belgravia Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To fully consider the valuation your surveyor will use area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions like the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.

Further Belgravia assumptions, like services, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like industrial buildings, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Belgravia and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Belgravia property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Belgravia property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Belgravia Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to order a full structural survey when looking into a dilapidated period property near Belgravia rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Often described as a Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is now defunct and has actually been reclassified by RICS and the right term is actually now the Building Survey. This is the most appropriate survey to choose if buying an unconventional house e.g. a property in poor condition house. The survey provides relevant insight concerning the property's construction materials and any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas of the house. You can compare what is and isn't included here.



Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would need to be conscious of when intending to buy a building in Belgravia in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have knowledge of local considerations and any bearing they have with the property and its value. Values will be higher because of conservation areas resisting change. However many conservation areas have fallen into poor condition e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the home is or might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Belgravia Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unconsented adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Berkeley Law Ltd are a local firm situated at 19 Berkeley Street, Westminster, London, W1J 8ED and should be prepared to help. Tel: 0207 399 0930

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Belgravia Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To fully consider the valuation your surveyor will use area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions like the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.

Further Belgravia assumptions, like services, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like industrial buildings, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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