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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Collier Row

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Collier Row

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Collier Row) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Collier Row

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Collier Row and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Collier Row property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Collier Row property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Collier Row Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence issues will the home survey examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will often occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Many homes in Collier Row are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks to a sitting room wall or floor are a plain clue of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with

resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Collier Row property will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. To estimate the property's value your independent surveyor will use area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will draw upon key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any significant legal problems such as consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation. 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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of an infestation in the attic - Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Collier Row and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Collier Row property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Collier Row property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Collier Row Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence issues will the home survey examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will often occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Many homes in Collier Row are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks to a sitting room wall or floor are a plain clue of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with



resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Collier Row property will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. To estimate the property's value your independent surveyor will use area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will draw upon key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any significant legal problems such as consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation. 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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of an infestation in the attic - Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

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