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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Derbyshire

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Derbyshire

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Derbyshire) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Derbyshire

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Derbyshire property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Derbyshire property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Derbyshire Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on apartments

We are buying a neglected period apartment property - should I go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. The Building Survey is the right selection of survey if buying an altered apartment like a neglected apartment in Derbyshire. The formal report

can give comprehensive and often crucial insight in relation to the homes construction materials on top of any maintenance needs, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 17th Century converted barn in Derbyshire. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

For traditionally-built Derbyshire property, age can worry purchasers. Properties built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. Contact the surveyor for more detail. Constructed in the 15th century, Nether Padley in Derbyshire is a good example of a Medieval property.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

For a Derbyshire house, one issue is openings at seams or flashings. Roof coverings will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Derbyshire property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Derbyshire property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Derbyshire Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on apartments

We are buying a neglected period apartment property - should I go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. The Building Survey is the right selection of survey if buying an altered apartment like a neglected apartment in Derbyshire. The formal report



can give comprehensive and often crucial insight in relation to the homes construction materials on top of any maintenance needs, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 17th Century converted barn in Derbyshire. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

For traditionally-built Derbyshire property, age can worry purchasers. Properties built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. Contact the surveyor for more detail. Constructed in the 15th century, Nether Padley in Derbyshire is a good example of a Medieval property.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

For a Derbyshire house, one issue is openings at seams or flashings. Roof coverings will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is.

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