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Homebuyer
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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 right choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chaddesden

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chaddesden

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chaddesden) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chaddesden

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chaddesden and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Chaddesden property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Chaddesden property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Chaddesden Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian home in Chaddesden that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. It is very similar to plaster and mortar. Stucco is often problematic and Chaddesden surveyors commonly detail issues for example, when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Remedying problems with stucco can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Chaddesden. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the roofing will be considered?

Chaddesden residences that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to difficulties with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to sheeting. The surveyors in Chaddesden could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Repairs to a dilapidated roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Chaddesden contractor can provide one. Contact S P H Roofing of 131 Monk St, Derby, DE22 3QE on 01332 200588 for details.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Chaddesden home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

Chaddesden Homebuyer Reports a valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To ascertain the valuation your chartered surveyor will combine area knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also examine style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Chaddesden assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Chaddesden environmental problems like nearby pubs, 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

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chaddesden and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Chaddesden property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Chaddesden property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Chaddesden Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian home in Chaddesden that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. It is very similar to plaster and mortar. Stucco is often problematic and Chaddesden surveyors commonly detail issues for example, when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Remedying problems with stucco can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming more difficult to find.



Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Chaddesden. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the roofing will be considered?

Chaddesden residences that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to difficulties with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to sheeting. The surveyors in Chaddesden could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Repairs to a dilapidated roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Chaddesden contractor can provide one. Contact S P H Roofing of 131 Monk St, Derby, DE22 3QE on 01332 200588 for details.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Chaddesden home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

Chaddesden Homebuyer Reports a valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To ascertain the valuation your chartered surveyor will combine area knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also examine style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Chaddesden assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Chaddesden environmental problems like nearby pubs, 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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