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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Derby

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Derby

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Derby) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this option for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Derby

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Derby and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Derby property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Derby property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Derby Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On a Derby HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

This section covers conservatories and porches. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside should also be reported on. External wooden steps which are in contact with the soil is an example. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a residence.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. What is asbestos?

Property built prior to the eighties will most likely contain some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a noxious material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in insulating board. The main origins of asbestos were Canada.

All forms including white are deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos will be dear but must be conducted by experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the survey, as well as gas related fixtures for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). The external fittings will not be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Derby include Derby Homes Limited of Floor 1 South Point, 10 Nottingham Road, Cardinal Square, Derby, Derbyshire Tel. 01332888635 and AA Building Services of 14, Charnwood Street, Derby, Derbyshire Tel. 01332 341984.

The regulations require that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Derby and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Derby property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Derby property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Derby Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On a Derby HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

This section covers conservatories and porches. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside should also be reported on. External wooden steps which are in contact with the soil is an example. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a residence.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. What is asbestos?

Property built prior to the eighties will most likely contain some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a noxious material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as duct connectors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in insulating board. The main origins of asbestos were Canada.

All forms including white are deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos will be dear but must be conducted by experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the survey, as well as gas related fixtures for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). The external fittings will not be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Derby include Derby Homes Limited of Floor 1 South Point, 10 Nottingham Road, Cardinal Square, Derby, Derbyshire Tel. 01332888635 and AA Building Services of 14, Charnwood Street, Derby, Derbyshire Tel. 01332 341984.

The regulations require that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

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