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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 Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castle Eden

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castle Eden

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Castle Eden) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castle Eden

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Castle Eden and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Castle Eden property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Castle Eden property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Castle Eden House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider rainwater goods? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However wet conditions and the effect it can have on your home are ignored by property buyers. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include rotten roofing elements.

Whether buying in Castle Eden or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, if identified early. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Castle Eden, and will the property surveyor check for possible water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: BBC News), and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create issues for Castle Eden house? Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Castle Eden house will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, small cracks in the lounge floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Castle Eden surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Castle Eden and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Castle Eden property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Castle Eden property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Castle Eden House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider rainwater goods? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However wet conditions and the effect it can have on your home are ignored by property buyers. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include rotten roofing elements.

Whether buying in Castle Eden or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, if identified early. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Castle Eden, and will the property surveyor check for possible water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: BBC News), and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create issues for Castle Eden house? Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Castle Eden house will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, small cracks in the lounge floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Castle Eden surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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