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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cottingham

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cottingham

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cottingham) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cottingham

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Cottingham

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cottingham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cottingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cottingham property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cottingham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Cottingham.

Stucco is in fact dense render. Normally it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. It is highly attractive and is found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Cottingham Home Buyers Suveys commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in the render failing. Other issues might involve attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Re-coating Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are becoming rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Cottingham building survey consider indications of water damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding in Cottingham can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a Cottingham property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Cottingham include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Cottingham building will include a valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To be able to determine the valuation the surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other things about the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions, for example there being no serious defects. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any costly legal issues such as building regulations having been complied. Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor.

Further area assumptions, for example services, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cottingham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cottingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cottingham property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cottingham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Cottingham.

Stucco is in fact dense render. Normally it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. It is highly attractive and is found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Cottingham Home Buyers Suveys commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in the render failing. Other issues might involve attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Re-coating Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are becoming rarer.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Cottingham building survey consider indications of water damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding in Cottingham can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a Cottingham property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Cottingham include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Cottingham building will include a valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To be able to determine the valuation the surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other things about the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions, for example there being no serious defects. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any costly legal issues such as building regulations having been complied. Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor.

Further area assumptions, for example services, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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