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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Duffield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Duffield

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Duffield) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Duffield

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Duffield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Duffield property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Duffield property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Duffield Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will mention suspected asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Duffield building will include a property valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost. To ascertain the market value the surveyor will take into account experience of property in Duffield and other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture Surveyors also examine style of architecture and use other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings. It will also be assumed that there aren't any significant legal issues such as Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be unravelled by your legal representative.

Further area conjectures, such as use of parking or the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like Duffield planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Duffield that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a type of render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Duffield sometimes show any number of problems for instance when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks. Other issues could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-applying problems can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Duffield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Duffield property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Duffield property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Duffield Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there could be some brown asbestos roof tiles affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will mention suspected asbestos and should suggest further investigation.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Duffield building will include a property valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost. To ascertain the market value the surveyor will take into account experience of property in Duffield and other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture Surveyors also examine style of architecture and use other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings. It will also be assumed that there aren't any significant legal issues such as Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be unravelled by your legal representative.

Further area conjectures, such as use of parking or the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like Duffield planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Duffield that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually a type of render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Duffield sometimes show any number of problems for instance when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks. Other issues could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-applying problems can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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