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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cottenham Park

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cottenham Park

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cottenham Park) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cottenham Park

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Cottenham Park and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Cottenham Park property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Cottenham Park property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Cottenham Park Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as duct connectors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will report on suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Cottenham Park property but are worried about pests - How do we investigate further?

Pests like cockroaches may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Cottenham Park. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Cottenham Park. What input does a surveyor in Cottenham Park give?

Brick-built Cottenham Park properties do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a range of defects, ranging from vertical cracking to weathering. For example, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and may require immediate attention.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Edwards A J at 3 Forth Way, Halesowen, B62 9PR on 07976 753195.

A range of techniques of brick building are found in many homes built in this country. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Cottenham Park and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Cottenham Park property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Cottenham Park property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Cottenham Park Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as duct connectors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in insulating board.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.



Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will report on suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Cottenham Park property but are worried about pests - How do we investigate further?

Pests like cockroaches may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Cottenham Park. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Cottenham Park. What input does a surveyor in Cottenham Park give?

Brick-built Cottenham Park properties do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a range of defects, ranging from vertical cracking to weathering. For example, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and may require immediate attention.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Edwards A J at 3 Forth Way, Halesowen, B62 9PR on 07976 753195.

A range of techniques of brick building are found in many homes built in this country. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

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