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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 Cranleigh

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cranleigh

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cranleigh) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cranleigh

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Cranleigh and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Cranleigh property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Cranleigh property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Cranleigh Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco coated home in Cranleigh.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly grand in appearance and is found on Georgian buildings. Stucco is very like plaster and mortar. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Cranleigh surveyors commonly focus on defects for instance trapped water culminating in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems may be when the application is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

Can houses built with stone cause problems for residents? Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Cap Limestone to Grinshill Sandstone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Cranleigh should be able to supply local stone.

For more information, consider a stonemason or specialist in Cranleigh. For example, Stonescapes Ltd, Yew Tree Nursery, Guildford Rd, Cranleigh, GU6 8PA (Tel: 01483 278328) may help.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Cranleigh what are common an red light rating defects for 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

One example would be a taut asphalt roof due to shrinkage. Flat and sloping roofs will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Cranleigh and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Cranleigh property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Cranleigh property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Cranleigh Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco coated home in Cranleigh.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly grand in appearance and is found on Georgian buildings. Stucco is very like plaster and mortar. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Cranleigh surveyors commonly focus on defects for instance trapped water culminating in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems may be when the application is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Resolving Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.



Stone block wall damage

Can houses built with stone cause problems for residents? Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Cap Limestone to Grinshill Sandstone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Cranleigh should be able to supply local stone.

For more information, consider a stonemason or specialist in Cranleigh. For example, Stonescapes Ltd, Yew Tree Nursery, Guildford Rd, Cranleigh, GU6 8PA (Tel: 01483 278328) may help.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Cranleigh what are common an red light rating defects for 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

One example would be a taut asphalt roof due to shrinkage. Flat and sloping roofs will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

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