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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 Survey should I select for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Benton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Benton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Benton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Benton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Benton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Benton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Benton property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Benton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Can you please explain the argument for conducting a full structural survey when investing in a defective end of terrace townhouse near Benton rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer available and has been replaced by RICS and the correct name is now the RICS Building Survey. When buying an unconventional Benton property, for example a neglected house, this is the most appropriate choice. It portrays in depth and crucial information on the property's construction as well as any defects, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

There are several restrictions with any survey insofar as a RICS surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the Benton property e.g. moving heavy furniture. Permanent outside buildings will, in addition, be assessed by the surveyor.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Benton cause issues for buyers? What should we be particularly aware of?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Defects such as salt contamination of affect many stone-walled property. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the survey. To estimate the market value your chartered surveyor will use local Benton market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Benton surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use key assumptions such as there being no major problems. Surveyors don't value certain things like sales incentives.

Additional local Benton area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Benton environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Benton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Benton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Benton property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Benton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Can you please explain the argument for conducting a full structural survey when investing in a defective end of terrace townhouse near Benton rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer available and has been replaced by RICS and the correct name is now the RICS Building Survey. When buying an unconventional Benton property, for example a neglected house, this is the most appropriate choice. It portrays in depth and crucial information on the property's construction as well as any defects, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

There are several restrictions with any survey insofar as a RICS surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the Benton property e.g. moving heavy furniture. Permanent outside buildings will, in addition, be assessed by the surveyor.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Benton cause issues for buyers? What should we be particularly aware of?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Defects such as salt contamination of affect many stone-walled property. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the survey. To estimate the market value your chartered surveyor will use local Benton market factors and other considerations relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Benton surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use key assumptions such as there being no major problems. Surveyors don't value certain things like sales incentives.

Additional local Benton area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Benton environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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