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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 Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clifton Village

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clifton Village

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Clifton Village) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clifton Village

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Clifton Village and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Clifton Village property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Clifton Village property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Clifton Village House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Clifton Village. Is there a flood risk, and will the HomeBuyer Report consider flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Met Office). Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.An awareness of characteristics of the Clifton Village area likely to affect the home also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Clifton Village builder said subsidence may be an issue. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work because some of the signs could easily be caused by a number of factors. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled house. What should we look in to?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like displacement will vary with the particular type of stone.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Clifton Village and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Clifton Village property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Clifton Village property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Clifton Village House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Clifton Village. Is there a flood risk, and will the HomeBuyer Report consider flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Met Office). Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.An awareness of characteristics of the Clifton Village area likely to affect the home also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Clifton Village builder said subsidence may be an issue. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work because some of the signs could easily be caused by a number of factors. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled house. What should we look in to?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like displacement will vary with the particular type of stone.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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