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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Downham

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Downham

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Downham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Downham

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Downham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Downham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Downham property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Downham Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will your Chartered Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Downham that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is very beautiful and is found on Victorian homes. It is very like any other render. Stucco is often prone to defect and Downham Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal any number of problems such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-coating problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a house partially constructed Ham Hill stone. What factors must we watch out for?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include spalling brick. 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. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

House Prices

I intend to buy a property in Downham. What things does a Downham RICS surveyor allow for on a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices ranging from proximity to transport to overall area pricing. .

The best way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as standard.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Downham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Downham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Downham property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Downham Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will your Chartered Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Downham that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is very beautiful and is found on Victorian homes. It is very like any other render. Stucco is often prone to defect and Downham Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal any number of problems such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage



Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-coating problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a house partially constructed Ham Hill stone. What factors must we watch out for?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include spalling brick. 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. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

House Prices

I intend to buy a property in Downham. What things does a Downham RICS surveyor allow for on a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices ranging from proximity to transport to overall area pricing. .

The best way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as standard.

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