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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 Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cumbria

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cumbria

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cumbria) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cumbria

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Cumbria and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Cumbria property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works on the Cumbria property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Cumbria property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Cumbria Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. Will a property surveyor look into this?

Any questions about pests affecting a Cumbria house may not be asked by the lawyer.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to pests can include insecticides. The chartered surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the building we are intending to buy, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; will the Cumbria surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Cumbria Homebuyer Report your surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a general (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection of open or exposed areas of the wiring or fusebox on top of possible problems relating to things like whether there are residual circuit breakers. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that an electrical check is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting). Always seek nearby Cumbria help on electrical systems speak to Lowthian & Co , Eden View/Salkeld Rd, Langwathby, Penrith, CA10 1ND .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Cumbria? Will the house surveyor in Cumbria report on this? Also, if there is damage, will they be expensive to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which wet weather has on houses is rarely paid due attention. For example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering could mean that the drainage are blocked, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. The good news is that guttering issues are usually easy to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Cumbria and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Cumbria property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works on the Cumbria property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Cumbria property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Cumbria Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. Will a property surveyor look into this?

Any questions about pests affecting a Cumbria house may not be asked by the lawyer.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to pests can include insecticides. The chartered surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.



Shocking Electrics

When we visited the building we are intending to buy, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; will the Cumbria surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Cumbria Homebuyer Report your surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include a general (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection of open or exposed areas of the wiring or fusebox on top of possible problems relating to things like whether there are residual circuit breakers. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that an electrical check is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting). Always seek nearby Cumbria help on electrical systems speak to Lowthian & Co , Eden View/Salkeld Rd, Langwathby, Penrith, CA10 1ND .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Cumbria? Will the house surveyor in Cumbria report on this? Also, if there is damage, will they be expensive to fix?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which wet weather has on houses is rarely paid due attention. For example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering could mean that the drainage are blocked, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. The good news is that guttering issues are usually easy to remedy.

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