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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cranbrook

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cranbrook

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cranbrook) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cranbrook

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cranbrook and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cranbrook property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Cranbrook property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Cranbrook Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Cranbrook house what can 'E7' refer to?

An example of this is a missing step up into a house. This section covers conservatories and porches. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will be considered too. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about insects on the street - How do we investigate further?

Scare stories about house pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as carpet beetle larvae as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we are meaning to acquire it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the Cranbrook surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Cranbrook Home Buyers Survey the home surveyor should remark on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of exposed areas of the wiring in addition to areas e.g. ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cranbrook and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cranbrook property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Cranbrook property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Cranbrook Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservatory

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Cranbrook house what can 'E7' refer to?

An example of this is a missing step up into a house. This section covers conservatories and porches. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will be considered too. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.



Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about insects on the street - How do we investigate further?

Scare stories about house pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as carpet beetle larvae as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we are meaning to acquire it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the Cranbrook surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Cranbrook Home Buyers Survey the home surveyor should remark on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of exposed areas of the wiring in addition to areas e.g. ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

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