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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 building survey should I pick for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castle Vale

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castle Vale

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Castle Vale) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castle Vale

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Castle Vale and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Castle Vale property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Castle Vale property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Castle Vale Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would need to look into when purchasing a building in Castle Vale in a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities. Castle Vale surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of local issues and any connection they have with the home. The value of homes will likely be inflated owing to them resisting change. However many conservation areas are falling into a poor state for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are trained to advise whether the building could be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic developments to the building should be advised, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests affecting some homes. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Scare stories about home pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as cockroaches as minor annoyances. 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, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes constructed with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Which defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Castle Vale and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Castle Vale property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Castle Vale property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Castle Vale Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would need to look into when purchasing a building in Castle Vale in a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities. Castle Vale surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of local issues and any connection they have with the home. The value of homes will likely be inflated owing to them resisting change. However many conservation areas are falling into a poor state for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are trained to advise whether the building could be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of your Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic developments to the building should be advised, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests affecting some homes. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Scare stories about home pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as cockroaches as minor annoyances. 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, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes constructed with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Which defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

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