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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Copthorne

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Copthorne

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Copthorne) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Copthorne

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Copthorne and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

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

If the Copthorne property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Copthorne property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Copthorne Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there may be asbestos roof gutters present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as toilet cistern.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in textured coatings.

All forms including white are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. Your Copthorne surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the argument to get the full structural survey when acquiring a doer-upper mid terrace townhouse near Copthorne as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often described as the Full Structural Survey by house buyers, it is no longer offered and has been superseded by RICS and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. This is now the correct survey to choose if buying a modified house e.g. a neglected house in Copthorne. A Building Survey specifies crucial advice on the buildings construction and uses along with any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. .

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Copthorne, and will the residential surveyor check for indications of water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including poorly installed doors.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property is at risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Copthorne and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

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

If the Copthorne property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Copthorne property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Copthorne Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there may be asbestos roof gutters present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as toilet cistern.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in textured coatings.

All forms including white are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP.



Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. Your Copthorne surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't understand the argument to get the full structural survey when acquiring a doer-upper mid terrace townhouse near Copthorne as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often described as the Full Structural Survey by house buyers, it is no longer offered and has been superseded by RICS and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. This is now the correct survey to choose if buying a modified house e.g. a neglected house in Copthorne. A Building Survey specifies crucial advice on the buildings construction and uses along with any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. .

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Copthorne, and will the residential surveyor check for indications of water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including poorly installed doors.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property is at risk.

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