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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cowfold

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cowfold

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cowfold) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cowfold

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Cowfold and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Cowfold property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cowfold property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Cowfold House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we are planning to lease, it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does the Cowfold surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Cowfold the RICS surveyor should comment on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A professional surveyor should also report on possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of switch gear. .

Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

House Prices

We have found a flat in RH13 with an asking price of £89, 756. What things does the local surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Cowfold ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices, for example the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or the height of ceilings. It can help to put side by side flat prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £68, 956, which is £20, 800 less than £89, 756 and the flat/house average was £221, 703. Godmans Court, Flat 6, Henfield Road, Cowfold, Horsham, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 8DZ sold for £53, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Cowfold which includes a professional valuation by default. Your local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I need to look into if buying a period property in Cowfold in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and any connection may have with the home. Prices will likely be more than prices outside the area owing to them being preserved. However a growing number have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors will inform you whether the building is possibly is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Cowfold Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unsympathetic changes to the property may also be reported in the Cowfold survey, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Cowfold and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Cowfold property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Cowfold property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Cowfold House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we are planning to lease, it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does the Cowfold surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Cowfold the RICS surveyor should comment on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A professional surveyor should also report on possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of switch gear. .

Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.



House Prices

We have found a flat in RH13 with an asking price of £89, 756. What things does the local surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Cowfold ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices, for example the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or the height of ceilings. It can help to put side by side flat prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £68, 956, which is £20, 800 less than £89, 756 and the flat/house average was £221, 703. Godmans Court, Flat 6, Henfield Road, Cowfold, Horsham, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 8DZ sold for £53, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Cowfold which includes a professional valuation by default. Your local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I need to look into if buying a period property in Cowfold in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and any connection may have with the home. Prices will likely be more than prices outside the area owing to them being preserved. However a growing number have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors will inform you whether the building is possibly is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Cowfold Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unsympathetic changes to the property may also be reported in the Cowfold survey, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

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