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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Colsterworth

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Colsterworth

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Colsterworth) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option when buying a non standard property such as mundic or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Colsterworth

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Colsterworth

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Colsterworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Colsterworth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Colsterworth property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Colsterworth Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Colsterworth Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

Colsterworth Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. In order to determine the value of the property your surveyor will take into account knowledge of Colsterworth as well as other factors about the property for instance: square metres The surveyor will also consider construction type and draw upon key assumptions, for example there being no serious defects.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental issues like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Colsterworth house we plan to buy - What should we do?

Colsterworth houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, vermin can impact a home's worth and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for insect infestation may include destruction of tainted materials. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) house in Colsterworth that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form an even finish. Stucco is very attractive and is found on Georgian properties. It is very like plaster. It may contain lime in it as well as a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Colsterworth Home Buyers Suveys frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped water leading to problems with damp requiring costly repairs. Other issues might be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Colsterworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Colsterworth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Colsterworth property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Colsterworth Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Colsterworth Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

Colsterworth Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. In order to determine the value of the property your surveyor will take into account knowledge of Colsterworth as well as other factors about the property for instance: square metres The surveyor will also consider construction type and draw upon key assumptions, for example there being no serious defects.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Further area conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental issues like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Colsterworth house we plan to buy - What should we do?

Colsterworth houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of vermin, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, vermin can impact a home's worth and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for insect infestation may include destruction of tainted materials. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a roughcast rendered (stucco) house in Colsterworth that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form an even finish. Stucco is very attractive and is found on Georgian properties. It is very like plaster. It may contain lime in it as well as a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Colsterworth Home Buyers Suveys frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped water leading to problems with damp requiring costly repairs. Other issues might be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

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