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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 Common Edge

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Common Edge

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Common Edge) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Common Edge

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Common Edge and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Common Edge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Common Edge property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Common Edge House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I am interested to move into, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does Common Edge Homebuyer Report give details on on the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Survey in Common Edge a qualified surveyor will mention the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a poor condition.

This should include a non invasive look-over of exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other things like whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Common Edge. .

Examining the documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (5 if letting).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has suggested subsidence could be an issue. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will occur in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Additionally, most homes in Common Edge are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What should we do?

Pests like rats may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Common Edge. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Common Edge and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Common Edge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Common Edge property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Common Edge House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I am interested to move into, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does Common Edge Homebuyer Report give details on on the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Survey in Common Edge a qualified surveyor will mention the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a poor condition.

This should include a non invasive look-over of exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other things like whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Common Edge. .



Examining the documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (5 if letting).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has suggested subsidence could be an issue. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will occur in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Additionally, most homes in Common Edge are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What should we do?

Pests like rats may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Common Edge. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning.

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