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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is right for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Drakes Cross

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Drakes Cross

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Drakes Cross) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Drakes Cross

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Drakes Cross

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Drakes Cross and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Drakes Cross property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Drakes Cross property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Drakes Cross Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages in upgrading to a full structural survey in Drakes Cross as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a newer more detailed survey called a Building Survey is now available. You should get a Building Survey in relation to the property you are thinking of buying. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a mid 20th century of later unmodified Drakes Cross house of conventional construction materials and methods. There are certain limitations exist with any survey as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the structure of the property nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Drakes Cross Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes a RICS qualified surveyor valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as standard. When calculating the correct valuation the valuer will factor in area knowledge as well as other factors about the property for instance: number of bedrooms. The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and use key assumptions like no significant problems. Surveyors ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Additional local area conjectures, such as stairway access to a flat or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant Drakes Cross environmental concerns like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the Drakes Cross house we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal of infected furniture. If you strongly suspect an issue with woodworm, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Drakes Cross and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Drakes Cross property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Drakes Cross property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Drakes Cross Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages in upgrading to a full structural survey in Drakes Cross as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a newer more detailed survey called a Building Survey is now available. You should get a Building Survey in relation to the property you are thinking of buying. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a mid 20th century of later unmodified Drakes Cross house of conventional construction materials and methods. There are certain limitations exist with any survey as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the structure of the property nor can they comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Drakes Cross Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes a RICS qualified surveyor valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as standard. When calculating the correct valuation the valuer will factor in area knowledge as well as other factors about the property for instance: number of bedrooms. The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and use key assumptions like no significant problems. Surveyors ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Additional local area conjectures, such as stairway access to a flat or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant Drakes Cross environmental concerns like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the Drakes Cross house we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal of infected furniture. If you strongly suspect an issue with woodworm, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

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