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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 you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Catton

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Catton

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Catton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Catton

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Catton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Catton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Catton property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Catton Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I intend to acquire it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a Catton Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and fusebox?

During a Home Survey in Catton your RICS surveyor will mention the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. The RICS surveyor will also report back on possible problems relating to things like whether there are miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home and the seller's agent has suggested that it has been built with stone. Which defects should we consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including efflorescence. Defects affecting stone-built Catton homes can vary, efflorescence being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Catton include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees)

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost. To fully consider the value of the property the surveyor will pair area knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions e.g. the property isn't on a land fill site. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions like services, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like local Catton industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Catton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Catton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Catton property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Catton Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I intend to acquire it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a Catton Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and fusebox?

During a Home Survey in Catton your RICS surveyor will mention the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. The RICS surveyor will also report back on possible problems relating to things like whether there are miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).

Verifying the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home and the seller's agent has suggested that it has been built with stone. Which defects should we consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including efflorescence. Defects affecting stone-built Catton homes can vary, efflorescence being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Catton include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees)

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost. To fully consider the value of the property the surveyor will pair area knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions e.g. the property isn't on a land fill site. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions like services, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like local Catton industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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