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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clifton

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clifton

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Clifton) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clifton

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing 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 Clifton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Clifton property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Clifton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about bugs. What should we do?

Scare stories about property pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as termites as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies to insect infestation can include insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to opt for the full structural survey when acquiring a neglected fifties home near Clifton as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally described as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been given a new title by RICS and the correct name is now the Building Survey. If purchasing an unconventional Clifton home, for example a neglected house, it is now the correct survey to choose. The report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) will detail comprehensive and critical information about the property's construction in addition to any important technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. Permanent external structures or buildings will typically be looked at on the Clifton property survey.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Clifton Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Clifton that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is dense render. Usually it is layered over brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be problematic and Clifton Home Buyers Suveys sometimes report potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, horizontal cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems can possibly result be when moisture beneath DPCs that results in large areas of detachment. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Clifton property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Clifton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about bugs. What should we do?

Scare stories about property pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as termites as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies to insect infestation can include insecticides or removal or excision of affected timber.



Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to opt for the full structural survey when acquiring a neglected fifties home near Clifton as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally described as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been given a new title by RICS and the correct name is now the Building Survey. If purchasing an unconventional Clifton home, for example a neglected house, it is now the correct survey to choose. The report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) will detail comprehensive and critical information about the property's construction in addition to any important technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts. Permanent external structures or buildings will typically be looked at on the Clifton property survey.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Clifton Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Clifton that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is dense render. Usually it is layered over brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be problematic and Clifton Home Buyers Suveys sometimes report potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, horizontal cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems can possibly result be when moisture beneath DPCs that results in large areas of detachment. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

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