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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dorchester

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dorchester

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Dorchester) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dorchester

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Dorchester and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Dorchester property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Dorchester property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Dorchester Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Dorchester home with a loft conversion. What will our Dorchester surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Residential property in Dorchester in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. From the trusses to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Dorchester, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as asbestos cement removal) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A Dorchester roofing contractor with

professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Call Wessex Roofing Co Ltd of 11 Pomeroy Buildings/Grove Trading Est, Dorchester, DT1 1ST on 01305 259000 for details.

House Prices

Is £163, 539 a reasonable price to pay for a property in Dorchester in DT2 for and what will a Dorchester surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Dorchester ?

There are a huge number of issues that might affect the price of property e.g. whether work needs to be to the property or the internal layout. As an indicator, one can try to consider values recorded in the same area for similar properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £143, 339, which is £20, 200 less than the amount you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £249, 666. Southfield House, Flat 62, South Walks Road, Dorchester, West Dorset, Dorset, DT1 1AD a leasehold flat recently sold for £113, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

Conservatory

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

This section covers conservatories and porches. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report. A conservatory floor suffering wet rot or other damage is an example. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Dorchester are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Dorchester and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Dorchester property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Dorchester property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Dorchester Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Dorchester home with a loft conversion. What will our Dorchester surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Residential property in Dorchester in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. From the trusses to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Dorchester, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as asbestos cement removal) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A Dorchester roofing contractor with



professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Call Wessex Roofing Co Ltd of 11 Pomeroy Buildings/Grove Trading Est, Dorchester, DT1 1ST on 01305 259000 for details.

House Prices

Is £163, 539 a reasonable price to pay for a property in Dorchester in DT2 for and what will a Dorchester surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Dorchester ?

There are a huge number of issues that might affect the price of property e.g. whether work needs to be to the property or the internal layout. As an indicator, one can try to consider values recorded in the same area for similar properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £143, 339, which is £20, 200 less than the amount you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £249, 666. Southfield House, Flat 62, South Walks Road, Dorchester, West Dorset, Dorset, DT1 1AD a leasehold flat recently sold for £113, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

Conservatory

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

This section covers conservatories and porches. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report. A conservatory floor suffering wet rot or other damage is an example. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Dorchester are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

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