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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dronfield

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dronfield

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Dronfield) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dronfield

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Dronfield and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Dronfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Dronfield property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Dronfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause problems? Can we expect the Dronfield Building Survey to mention this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Dronfield property will include a professional valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost estimate. When calculating the property's value your surveyor will take into account awareness of the Dronfield property market and other things relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location.. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no serious legal issues like proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older coast house in Dronfield. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Many buyers in Dronfield have looked at purchasing property with real personality. Older construction methods and materials, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Dronfield homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional building materials may be required. Constructed in the 16th century, Church/Lea Road site in Dronfield is a good example of a Medieval hall.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Dronfield and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Dronfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Dronfield property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Dronfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the mid 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause problems? Can we expect the Dronfield Building Survey to mention this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Dronfield property will include a professional valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost estimate. When calculating the property's value your surveyor will take into account awareness of the Dronfield property market and other things relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location.. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no serious legal issues like proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older coast house in Dronfield. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Many buyers in Dronfield have looked at purchasing property with real personality. Older construction methods and materials, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Dronfield homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional building materials may be required. Constructed in the 16th century, Church/Lea Road site in Dronfield is a good example of a Medieval hall.

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