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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 property survey is the best choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cleator

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cleator

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cleator) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional such as thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cleator

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Cleator and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cleator property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cleator property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Cleator Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Chimney stacks

On a Cleator HomeBuyer Report, what might a an red light rating mean for chimney stacks?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Cleator are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. Chimney stacks are reviewed by eye if access to the roof cannot be arranged. Abandoned openings for flue connections to the chimney would be reported here, for example.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I am planning to move into, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system; will the surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Cleator Building Survey a qualified surveyor will usually remark on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state. This should include a by sight check of any uncovered areas of the wiring or fusebox and other things like checking the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the correct valuation your independent surveyor will pair experience of property in Cleator as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres. Your Cleator surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings.

Further area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to local environmental issues like flood plains, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Cleator and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cleator property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cleator property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Cleator Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Chimney stacks

On a Cleator HomeBuyer Report, what might a an red light rating mean for chimney stacks?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Cleator are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. Chimney stacks are reviewed by eye if access to the roof cannot be arranged. Abandoned openings for flue connections to the chimney would be reported here, for example.



Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the home I am planning to move into, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system; will the surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Cleator Building Survey a qualified surveyor will usually remark on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state. This should include a by sight check of any uncovered areas of the wiring or fusebox and other things like checking the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the correct valuation your independent surveyor will pair experience of property in Cleator as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres. Your Cleator surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings.

Further area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to local environmental issues like flood plains, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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