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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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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.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a property in Cowfold. Will the age of the building be a problem?

Older construction methods and materials can create difficulties for an owner. Homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials. Contact the Cowfold surveyor for more detail. Built in around 1535, Avery's Farm, barn in Cowfold is an example of a traditional Medieval-period property.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a house with a converted attic in Cowfold - What does the home surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This often causes anxiety for Cowfold buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Houses across Cowfold can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, sagging beams. Every element should be checked, e.g. sheathing. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Cowfold, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing specialist can provide one. Speak to Mascot Roofing Ltd of 1/Jubilee Cottages/Broad St, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, RH17 5DS on 01444 474443 to request a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can my Cowfold Property Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with soil compaction or compression and swelling of the soil being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable warping of floorboards, to complete structural failure.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a property in Cowfold. Will the age of the building be a problem?

Older construction methods and materials can create difficulties for an owner. Homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials. Contact the Cowfold surveyor for more detail. Built in around 1535, Avery's Farm, barn in Cowfold is an example of a traditional Medieval-period property.



Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a house with a converted attic in Cowfold - What does the home surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This often causes anxiety for Cowfold buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Houses across Cowfold can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, sagging beams. Every element should be checked, e.g. sheathing. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Cowfold, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing specialist can provide one. Speak to Mascot Roofing Ltd of 1/Jubilee Cottages/Broad St, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, RH17 5DS on 01444 474443 to request a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can my Cowfold Property Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with soil compaction or compression and swelling of the soil being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable warping of floorboards, to complete structural failure.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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